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The Strafford County Department of Corrections would like to congratulate Kyle Chadbourne, Diane Lavrentios, and Gillaen Nadeau on their recent promotions to Shift Corporal. All three supervisors have excelled as officers and will no doubt continue to make an excellent contribution to our team as shift supervisors.


To: Members of the Public
From: The Strafford County Department of Correction
Date: June 12, 2017
Re: Returned Mail

You have received this returned letter due to a recent change in policy at the Strafford County Department of Corrections. After careful consideration, the Department of Corrections will no longer accept incoming personal inmate mail.

This change in policy is effective immediately and has been implemented to increase the safety and security of all inmates and staff at this facility.

You can still correspond with those incarcerated via electronic messaging (email). You can learn more about this service at:

Those families that send money orders to the facility through mail must address the envelope to:

Strafford County Commissary
266 County Farm Road
Dover, NH 03820

We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause for you and your family.
Christopher Brackett
Acting Superintendent


WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR Corrections Officers, and interviewing for open positions
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Books donated to the facility for an inmate can no longer be dropped off at the facility – they must be shipped directly to the Programs Department from the publisher, distributor or a clearinghouse. 
Mail with stickers on the outside (except return address labels) will be returned to sender. This is for safety and security reasons – families should not put stickers on envelopes.

ATTENTION: Money can now be put into an inmate’s account using a credit card at our on site Kiosk (ATM). You can also deposit funds using an online banking site: www.offenderconnect.com

Our Mission

It is the mission of The Strafford County department of Corrections to protect the public by using the best correctional practice to provide humane, cost effective confinement, supervision and rehabilitative services. The department will carry out it's responsibility by:


  • Protecting the public through incarceration of the offender.
  • Providing a range of correctional programs necessary to meet the needs of both society and the individual.
  • Implementing court ordered sanctions in the least restrictive environment consistent with public safety.
  • Ensuring safe, secure housing for incarcerated persons without prejudice.
  • Fostering staff growth and responsibility through challenging training in a safe, positive work environment.

We will fulfill these responsibilities while respecting the rights of the victim and recognizing the dignity inherent in all human beings. 

Questions or comments for the Strafford County House of Corrections, Please E-mail us with the link below.

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© 2017 Strafford County Department of Corrections 

Contact Info

Strafford County,
New Hampshire,
259 County Farm Road,
Dover, NH 03820