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The policy of the Cheshire County Department of Corrections permits inmates to attend educational, religious and other sanctioned programs. Below is a list of inmate programs we offer regularly along with a short description.

Male and Female AA Meetings

Volunteers hold weekly Alcohol Anonymous meetings for inmates.

Church Services & Pastoral Counseling

Clergy and church volunteers from numerous religious affiliations offer organized religious services and individual and group spiritual conseling.

Bible Study

Volunteers offer inmates various Bible studies.

G.E.D./Educational Tutoring

Volunteers tutor inmates in writing, social studies, mathematics and science in preparation for the inmate to take the official G.E.D examination for the equivalent of a high school diploma.

Overcomers Outreach Program

Men’s group dealing with men’s issues through a 12 step program using a Christian approach.

Health and Wellness Program

Medical facilitator leads group discussion and answers questions on the program’s topics

Trauma & Recovery Group for Women

Group introduces skills for managing the effects of trauma and cravings to use substances

NA Meetings

Volunteers hold a monthly Narcotics Anonymous meetings for men

VA Counseling

Program provides a representative from the Veterans Administration to meet with incarcerated veterans to discuss reintegration planning

Mindfulness Meditation Program

This program teaches stress reduction techniques based on mindfulness

Employment Opportunities Workshop

Offers techniques on how to present skills and assets when seeking employment and how to address the inmate’s criminal history with prospective employers

Domestic Violence Support Group for Women

Volunteers from Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention meet with women requesting support

Art Program

Provides opportunity to learn, expand and develop different art techniques and styles.

Dog Therapy

Program with a dog and her handler that talks about the care and training of dogs.