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.
Volunteers offer inmates various Bible studies.
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
Volunteers hold a monthly Narcotics Anonymous meetings for men
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
Provides opportunity to learn, expand and develop different art techniques and styles.
Program with a dog and her handler that talks about the care and training of dogs.