State-level solitary confinement policies/procedures and reporting requirements (Department of Corrections)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Corrections of New Hampshire.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Hampshire "Access to Government Records and Meetings" Statute (RSA Ch. 91-A), I hereby request the following records:

All policies/procedures and associated reporting requirements for facilities under this agency's jurisdiction (including juvenile, privately-operated, and those of various security level) related to the segregation of an inmate/person in custody/offender due to disciplinary, classification, medical, safety, or other reasons. Please include policies/procedures/reporting requirements for all such segregation activities, including, but not limited to, those associated with the following terms:

• solitary
• solitary confinement
• Security Housing Units
• Special Housing Units
• Intensive Management Units
• Restricted Housing Units
• Communication Management Units
• disciplinary segregation
• administrative segregation
• involuntary protective custody

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Lyons, Jeffrey

Our response and documents attached.

Jeffrey Lyons
Public Information Officer
NH Department of Corrections



  • 04/14/2015

    7-04 - Maximum Security Confinement to Room (Resident Programming)

  • 04/14/2015

    5-87 - Temporary Confinement to Cell

  • 04/14/2015

    Right to Know request response.

  • 04/14/2015

    5-43 - Protective Custody

  • 04/14/2015

    7-49 - Inmate Management: Maximum Custody Units and Punitive Segregation Areas - Enforcement Operations

  • 04/14/2015

    7.14 - Classification and Orientation Procedures - Resident Programming

  • 04/14/2015

    5.25 - Processing Spot, Disciplinary, Incident and Intelligence Reports