About The Merrimack County House of Corrections

The Merrimack County House of Corrections operates a 237-bed, state-of-the-art correctional facility located on Daniel Webster Highway in Boscawen, New Hampshire. Our detainees include pre-trial adults and adjudicated juveniles, as well as male and female offenders serving sentences of up to two years handed down by the Merrimack County Superior Court, or one of the many district courts in Merrimack County.

The House of Correction also incarcerates individuals from other jurisdictions, such as the New Hampshire State Prison, other county facilities, and federal inmates for the Department of Homeland Security and the US Marshal Service.

The Department of Correction also has responsibility for individuals assigned to alternative sentencing programs, such as pre-trial release, the Merrimack County Academy, and the electronic monitoring program – raising the number of people under our to supervision to roughly 500.

The House of Correction currently employs nearly 100 uniformed staff, and numerous support staff.