As we are all aware, the potential issues related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have created operational concerns within the facility.  In an effort to provide a safe environment for inmates, staff, and the public, we are instituting the following:

At 7:00 pm today we will cease personal visits at the facility.  We will expand our visitation times that are allowed through our tablet program.

All volunteers for ALL programs will be stopped until such time that it is deemed safe to continue.  We will remain in close contact with state and federal officials to make an informed decision that is safe for all.

This action is being conducted out of an overabundance of caution.  There has been no indication that there has been any exposure to the COVID-19 Coronavirus or Influenza within this facility.

We appreciate your patience at this time and thank you for your cooperation.


Chris Brackett


Strafford County Department of Corrections




Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Strafford County Courthouse will be closed to the public, with the following exceptions:

  • Individuals who need to do business with Circuit and Superior Court clerk’s offices;

  • Individuals involved in court hearings permitted by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Order dated March 16, 2020; and

  • Individuals with pre-approved business with County or State personnel.

For those entering the Courthouse, a brief survey will be conducted to ensure the health and safety of yourself and personnel.

All essential State and County personnel will be allowed into the building to conduct business. Please be supportive and patient as we work together to fight this pandemic and keep our personnel safe. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

Based on the potential devastating effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we are taking all steps suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to deter the disease’s progress. Strafford County’s Team has been working diligently and the closure of the Courthouse was determined the best course of action to continue to protect staff from the likely spread of the Corona virus (Covid-19).

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        County Administrator


Strafford County DOC Professional Visitation Notice

Strafford County Jail Industries

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Jail Industries can save your business time and money!

  • Motivated and skilled workforce at your immediate disposal
  • Highly trained and experienced supervisory staff
  • Over 20 years in manufacturing business partnerships
  • Award-winning quality and customer service
  • Newly renovated space
  • Sewing

“Jail Industries helped ease the burden of meeting ever-changing production due dates with their flexibility and determination to meet a customer’s needs... They truly cared about our business.”

Sean Dillon, Quality Manager, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Somersworth,

Meet Our Staff:


Rodney Smith

Rodney Smith, Jail Industries Director

    • Over 20 years manufacturing experience in Operations Management


Valerie HebertLead production Supervisor


    • Over 20 years manufacturing and hand soldering experience 


Angela Allen

Angela Allen, Administrative Assistant  / Floor Supervisor



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Light Industrial, Hand Soldering, Assembly and Mailings


For additional information contact:

Rodney Smith, Director of Jail Industries
Strafford County Department of Corrections
266 County Farm Road
Dover, New Hampshire 03820
(603) 749-3289 or Fax (603) 516-5165