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Last Updated: March 03, 2020

Merrimack County NH Department of Corrections basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 603-796-3600

The Merrimack County NH Department of Corrections is a medium-security detention center located at 314 Daniel Webster Hwy Boscawen, NH which is operated locally by the Merrimack County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Merrimack County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Boscawen Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Merrimack County 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 DOC 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 and/or be assigned to the County's Successful Offender Adjustment and Re-entry (SOAR) Program.

MAIL
All incoming mail must contain a complete return address (containing at least the sender’s first initial, full last name, street address, city, state, and zip code).
In compliance with our Rejected Materials Form, the following items are not permitted:
Restricted Items:

  • Writing/drawing on an envelope, other than to/from address information, the words “photo, do not bend” or “legal mail”;
  • Newspaper/magazine cutouts;
  • Unused correspondence materials (postage stamps, envelopes, paper and/or cards);
  • Publication from unauthorized vendor…publications must be received directly from the retailer;
  • Hardcover books;
  • Check, money order, or cash;
  • Nude or semi-nude pictures of children or adults;
  • Polaroid or matted photos;
  • Does not meet the criteria for privileged or legal mail;
  • Glitter, crayon, glue, tape, staples, stickers (other than a return address label on the outside of the envelope);
  • Items that emit odor or other unknown substance;
  • Laminated, cardboard, carbon paper items;
  • Maps;
  • Items larger than 8x10;
  • Photos larger than 4x6;
  • Evidence related to a pending investigation;
  • Material pertaining to gambling;
  • Third-party mail.

Publications and subscriptions:
Inmates may subscribe to three (3) magazines or publications which are mailed directly to the facility from the publisher or book store provided they are soft covered, brand new, and do not promote violence, unlawful behavior, or show or describe the manufacturing or fabrication of weapons or drugs.
Privileged Mail:
Mail to or from attorneys, authorized representatives acting on their official capacities, legal aid services, or other agencies providing legal services to inmates, or paraprofessionals having a bona-fide association with such agencies.
Incoming privileged mail may be opened for inspection. Privileged mail will be opened with the inmate present. The contents will not be read.
Non-Privileged Mail:
Mail consisting of social, leisure, and all other correspondence.
Incoming mail will be opened and examined for contraband prior to delivery. Inmates may be held liable for contraband found within mail addressed to them. Mail will not be delivered to the inmate if it contains material identified as contraband or compromises the safety and security of the Department. Contraband items will be destroyed, returned to sender, or placed in the inmate’s personal storage bin unless such items violate state/local law. Items violating state/local law will be forwarded to the Department’s Investigation Division.
Incoming mail will be forwarded to the Investigations Division through the Captain of Safety and Security if it is believed to contain information which may be a threat to the security of the institution and/or contain the following:
A. an attempt to incite violence based on race, religion, sex, creed or nationality;
B. advocate, facilitate, or otherwise present a risk of lawlessness, violence, anarchy, or rebellion against government authority, facility staff, and/or other inmates;
C. an attempt to give instructions for the manufacturing or use of intoxicants, alcohol, weapons, explosives, drugs, or other unlawful items or substances;
D. plans to escape, unauthorized entry into the facility, or information or maps that might aid in an escape attempt;
E. information relating to security threat group activities or the use of codes and/or symbols associated with security threat groups;
F. sexually explicit material or material that would be detrimental to the treatment of inmates or that would encourage or educate inmates in deviant or unlawful sexual practices by which its nature or content would also pose a threat to the security, good order, or discipline of the institution;
G. contents that would, if transmitted, create a clear and present danger of violence and physical harm to persons or property, or severe psychiatric or emotional disturbance to an inmate;
H. material that violates postal regulations, make unlawful threats or attempts at blackmail or extortion;
I. inmate to inmate mail; whether to or from this facility or other correctional institutions, unless approved by the Superintendent or designee.
J. material which is non-conducive to rehabilitative efforts.
Inmates found to be violating “no contact orders” will face disciplinary action.

Commissary Service - Inmates may purchase commissary provided they have available funds in their inmate account. Orders will be placed through the kiosk. Purchasing limits are specific to the inmate’s classification or housing assignment, with housing assignment taking priority. Inmates on restriction will have limited ability to order commissary. Hygiene and paper kits are available through commissary for inmates with no available funds. Commissary limits are as follows:

  • Minimum (A/B/F Unit) $50.00
  • Medium (F/G Unit) $40.00
  • Maximum (C/D/E/F Unit) $30.00

Ordered are processed Tuesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. and are delivered on Friday. Inmates will be notified if an exception is to apply. Orders placed after this time will not be processed. Ordering, delivery, and pricing of items are subject to change at any time. Inmates released before receiving a previously placed commissary order will have fifteen (15) days to pick up the order.

Inmate Account

To deposit funds into an inmate’s account, you may do so through any of the following:

  • Toll-Free Number – 1-866-345-1884
  • Online – Web users can make deposits 24/7 at accesscorrections.com
  • Lobby Kiosk – The kiosk machine is located in the main lobby of the facility and is available 24/7.

Funds are credited to an inmate’s account in real time. Deposits may be made through the Lobby kiosk using cash, credit or debit card. A fee will be assessed at the time of deposit. Fee amounts are based on the amount deposited. The depositor will receive a confirmation number upon successful completion of a deposit. Personal checks and money orders are not accepted. If received in the mail, they will be returned to sender.

Upon release, funds remaining on an inmate’s account will be released back to the inmate via debit card. If transferred to another facility, a check will be cut at the time of release and given to the transporting authority or mailed directly to the receiving facility.

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Merrimack Co Jail Information

Address:

314 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen, NH 03303

Phone:

603-796-3600

Security Level:

County - medium

County:

Merrimack

Beds:

237

Facility Type

Adult

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Merrimack County NH Department of Corrections basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 603-796-3600

The Merrimack County NH Department of Corrections is a medium-security detention center located at 314 Daniel Webster Hwy Boscawen, NH which is operated locally by the Merrimack County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Merrimack County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Boscawen Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Merrimack County 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 DOC 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 and/or be assigned to the County's Successful Offender Adjustment and Re-entry (SOAR) Program.

MAIL
All incoming mail must contain a complete return address (containing at least the sender’s first initial, full last name, street address, city, state, and zip code).
In compliance with our Rejected Materials Form, the following items are not permitted:
Restricted Items:

  • Writing/drawing on an envelope, other than to/from address information, the words “photo, do not bend” or “legal mail”;
  • Newspaper/magazine cutouts;
  • Unused correspondence materials (postage stamps, envelopes, paper and/or cards);
  • Publication from unauthorized vendor…publications must be received directly from the retailer;
  • Hardcover books;
  • Check, money order, or cash;
  • Nude or semi-nude pictures of children or adults;
  • Polaroid or matted photos;
  • Does not meet the criteria for privileged or legal mail;
  • Glitter, crayon, glue, tape, staples, stickers (other than a return address label on the outside of the envelope);
  • Items that emit odor or other unknown substance;
  • Laminated, cardboard, carbon paper items;
  • Maps;
  • Items larger than 8x10;
  • Photos larger than 4x6;
  • Evidence related to a pending investigation;
  • Material pertaining to gambling;
  • Third-party mail.

Publications and subscriptions:
Inmates may subscribe to three (3) magazines or publications which are mailed directly to the facility from the publisher or book store provided they are soft covered, brand new, and do not promote violence, unlawful behavior, or show or describe the manufacturing or fabrication of weapons or drugs.
Privileged Mail:
Mail to or from attorneys, authorized representatives acting on their official capacities, legal aid services, or other agencies providing legal services to inmates, or paraprofessionals having a bona-fide association with such agencies.
Incoming privileged mail may be opened for inspection. Privileged mail will be opened with the inmate present. The contents will not be read.
Non-Privileged Mail:
Mail consisting of social, leisure, and all other correspondence.
Incoming mail will be opened and examined for contraband prior to delivery. Inmates may be held liable for contraband found within mail addressed to them. Mail will not be delivered to the inmate if it contains material identified as contraband or compromises the safety and security of the Department. Contraband items will be destroyed, returned to sender, or placed in the inmate’s personal storage bin unless such items violate state/local law. Items violating state/local law will be forwarded to the Department’s Investigation Division.
Incoming mail will be forwarded to the Investigations Division through the Captain of Safety and Security if it is believed to contain information which may be a threat to the security of the institution and/or contain the following:
A. an attempt to incite violence based on race, religion, sex, creed or nationality;
B. advocate, facilitate, or otherwise present a risk of lawlessness, violence, anarchy, or rebellion against government authority, facility staff, and/or other inmates;
C. an attempt to give instructions for the manufacturing or use of intoxicants, alcohol, weapons, explosives, drugs, or other unlawful items or substances;
D. plans to escape, unauthorized entry into the facility, or information or maps that might aid in an escape attempt;
E. information relating to security threat group activities or the use of codes and/or symbols associated with security threat groups;
F. sexually explicit material or material that would be detrimental to the treatment of inmates or that would encourage or educate inmates in deviant or unlawful sexual practices by which its nature or content would also pose a threat to the security, good order, or discipline of the institution;
G. contents that would, if transmitted, create a clear and present danger of violence and physical harm to persons or property, or severe psychiatric or emotional disturbance to an inmate;
H. material that violates postal regulations, make unlawful threats or attempts at blackmail or extortion;
I. inmate to inmate mail; whether to or from this facility or other correctional institutions, unless approved by the Superintendent or designee.
J. material which is non-conducive to rehabilitative efforts.
Inmates found to be violating “no contact orders” will face disciplinary action.

Commissary Service - Inmates may purchase commissary provided they have available funds in their inmate account. Orders will be placed through the kiosk. Purchasing limits are specific to the inmate’s classification or housing assignment, with housing assignment taking priority. Inmates on restriction will have limited ability to order commissary. Hygiene and paper kits are available through commissary for inmates with no available funds. Commissary limits are as follows:

  • Minimum (A/B/F Unit) $50.00
  • Medium (F/G Unit) $40.00
  • Maximum (C/D/E/F Unit) $30.00

Ordered are processed Tuesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. and are delivered on Friday. Inmates will be notified if an exception is to apply. Orders placed after this time will not be processed. Ordering, delivery, and pricing of items are subject to change at any time. Inmates released before receiving a previously placed commissary order will have fifteen (15) days to pick up the order.

Inmate Account

To deposit funds into an inmate’s account, you may do so through any of the following:

  • Toll-Free Number – 1-866-345-1884
  • Online – Web users can make deposits 24/7 at accesscorrections.com
  • Lobby Kiosk – The kiosk machine is located in the main lobby of the facility and is available 24/7.

Funds are credited to an inmate’s account in real time. Deposits may be made through the Lobby kiosk using cash, credit or debit card. A fee will be assessed at the time of deposit. Fee amounts are based on the amount deposited. The depositor will receive a confirmation number upon successful completion of a deposit. Personal checks and money orders are not accepted. If received in the mail, they will be returned to sender.

Upon release, funds remaining on an inmate’s account will be released back to the inmate via debit card. If transferred to another facility, a check will be cut at the time of release and given to the transporting authority or mailed directly to the receiving facility.

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Inmate Locator

Merrimack County NH Department of Corrections publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in New Hampshire. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

Find an inmate

Visitation Information

Merrimack County Department of Corrections - Visitation

Visiting times will be available equally to all housing unit inmates.
Visitation will be conducted based on the inmate’s current classification and housing unit assignment. Visiting blocks are as follows for each visiting day:

7:30 am – 8:20 am 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm 7:30 pm – 8:20 pm
8:30 am – 9:20 am 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
9:30 am – 10:20 am 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm

* This visiting slot is reserved for inmates in programming.
The following is a list, by classification, of the day's visitors are allowed. This list may be modified as the needs of the facility dictates.
A. Minimum Classification: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
B. Medium Classification: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
C. Maximum Classification: Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
D. Protective Custody: Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
E. Disciplinary Detention: Thursday, and Saturday.
Inmates housed in the Disciplinary Detention unit fulfilling punitive sanctions will be limited to professional visits only for the first five (5) days assigned to the unit.
Check-In:
Visitors under the age of 18 will be accompanied by their legal guardian. Proof of legal guardianship must be submitted prior to the visit. A parental consent form may waive this requirement.
All visitors will have a picture form of identification, i.e. valid State Driver’s License, valid Non-Driver’s License, Military ID, or Passport. All visitors will be signed in by the Lobby Officer and issued a Merrimack County Visitor Badge, to be displayed at all times.
Visitors will leave all personal property in their vehicle or a locker located in the Lobby.
Visitors will leave the facility with all personal property. Items left behind will be considered abandoned and disposed of if not claimed within fifteen (15) days.
Visitors will not wear any article of clothing deemed excessively revealing or inappropriate. Visitors will be dressed in an appropriate manner. Visitors wearing inappropriate attire will not be allowed into the facility.
Visitors will successfully pass through the metal detector and/or hand-held wand. Visitors who refuse to or fail to successfully pass through will be subject to delay, additional searches, and/or denial of visit.
Visitors are subject to search or their person, vehicle, and property to the degree necessary to ensure facility security and the prevention of contraband. Failing to submit to this search will result in their inability to enter the facility. No exceptions.
Visitors, including children, must be signed in on the Visitor Sign-In Log located in the Lobby.
All visitors will be signed in by the Lobby Officer and issued a Merrimack County Visitor Badge. The badge shall be displayed at all times.
Professional Visits:
Professional visits, including clergy, attorney, probation, or other law enforcement agencies, may be allowed to visit without being on the inmate’s approved visiting list, provided that individual is not related by blood or marriage.
Visiting exceptions would be during mandatory lockdowns, emergencies, meal time, and when the attorney booth is occupied. The amount of time allotted for professional visits will be regulated by the needs of the department and other professional visitors waiting.
Scheduling:
Inmates must complete a visiting list for approval, identifying no more than ten (10) friends and/or family members he/she wishes to receive visits from. Only those on the approved visiting list will be allowed to visit. Inmates may add or delete individuals from their list at any time.
Weekend inmates, or an inmate serving seven (7) days or less, are not entitled to visiting privileges.
All visits are to be scheduled at least one (1) day in advance. It is the inmate’s responsibility to contact family and friends regarding the date/time of the scheduled visit.
Calls received inquiring about visiting dates/times will not be entertained.
Visitors not on an approved visiting list, arriving unannounced, or do not have proper identification will be denied entry. Visitors arriving late will forfeit the time lost due to their tardiness.
Persons who have been incarcerated within the past twelve (12) months or those who are pending a criminal investigation will be denied visitation unless authorized by the Superintendent. Former inmates may visit within twelve months if they are immediate family and with the prior approval of the Superintendent.
Rules:
Visitors will be removed from a visitor’s list if found bringing in or attempting to bring in any item or article not previously approved by the department.
Visitors will not engage in verbal disputes with staff. All concerns will be addressed to the Shift Supervisor.
Visitors acting inappropriately or thought to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be denied entry or asked to leave.
A maximum of two visitors are allowed at one time, at one visiting block per day. Visitors will remain seated at all times.
Visitors or their children found to be in unauthorized visiting booths or wandering the visiting corridor will be asked to leave.
Visitors are to conduct themselves in an orderly manner at all times and properly control their children.
Visitors found purposely damaging, destroying, or defacing County property will be escorted out of the facility and placed on a visitation restriction list. Restitution will be enforced.
Visitors failing to promptly leave County property when directed shall be prosecuted as the law dictates.
Failure to follow these rules will result in the visit ending and may affect visiting privileges.

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Facility Type

Merrimack County NH Department of Corrections is run by the county sheriff’s department and the prison is run by the state department of corrections. Jail is for inmates who are awaiting time or who have been sentenced to less than a year. Prison is only available for people who have been sentenced to more than a year on any one charge.

Neither prison nor jail is nice but they differ in their levels of security, the programs they have and the quality of the environment. Additionally, an inmate cannot ask for a motion to reconsider once they have been transferred to the custody of the department of corrections.

The Sheriff’s department calculates what percentage of your jail time that you actually have to serve. The law requires that the sheriff’s department make people serve a minimum of 50% of their sentence if they are convicted of a misdemeanor.

The jail will accept inmates from the US Marshal and ICE where space is necessary. In comparison, state prison is for inmates serving lengthier sentences on crimes that are more severe in nature.

The Merrimack Sheriff’s Department calculates what percentage of a felony jail sentence a person will serve. The law requires that an inmate serve at least 85% of their felony jail sentence for non-mandatory time and 100% of their mandatory time.

Merrimack County NH Department of Corrections also offers and manages alternatives to jail such as work release programs, work furlough, house arrest, and private county jails where the person convicted can serve their sentences on weekends. Because overcrowding is a problem in both county jail and state prison, both systems operate a good behavior program. Those who are on good behavior can have their sentences reduced or cut.

If you are not serving a mandatory minimum sentence and you do not get into trouble while in jail the sheriff’s department will typically give automatic good behavior time. When you first receive your release date from the jail, within a few days of being incarcerated, the good time deduction will have already been included in most cases. For non-mandatory misdemeanor good time off is 50% and for felonies is typically about 10-15%.

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Custody/Security Level

The Merrimack County NH Department of Corrections is located in New Hampshire and takes in new arrests and detainees are who are delivered daily - call 603-796-3600 for the current roster. Law enforcement and police book offenders from Merrimack County and nearby cities and towns. Some offenders may stay less than one day or only for a few days until they are released in a court proceeding, some after putting up a bond and then are released to a pretrial services caseload under supervision by the court, or are released on their own recognizance with an agreement to appear in court.

The jail is divided into "pods," each of which includes individual cells, common areas, and an outside recreation court — a space bound by towering concrete walls. All meals, are approved by a dietitian. Common area tables are made of solid steel with attached four seats. Inmates crowd around the tables playing cards or board games like chess and checkers. Inside the cells, there is only a sliver of a window allows inmates to peer out. There are two to three inmates per cell, The jail is crowded at about 90 percent capacity and this population varies day-to-day sometimes over-crowded. There are a number of people who arrive at the jail actively or recently drunk or high, or arrive with injuries from fights/assaults that led to their arrest, and/or are mentally ill with no other place for law enforcement to deliver them. This makes the intake process challenging for the jail’s staff and its medical personnel.

How To Save Money on Inmate Calls

The prison phone companies have a monopoly at the facility they have a contract with. Profits are shared so there is no incentive for their representatives to show you how to save money. They post their rates and in almost every case, there are at least two pricing tiers. Depending on where you are and where your inmate is, the type of phone number you use will make all the difference.

In federal prison, the answer is simply that a new local number will change your inmate's call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute. Fed gives you only 300 minutes per month, the local line service is only $8.95, no hidden fees or bundling of other unwanted service charges

For the other facilities that are not federal, it used to be that a local number was the answer. Now, its market intelligence and InmateAid has made it their business to know what the best deal is in every scenario. And we can tell you that in 30% of the cases, we cannot save you a penny - and neither can anyone else. But we will give you a refund if we can't save you money.

For more specific information on inmate calls, you will want to navigate to the facility your inmate is incarcerated in through our site by going to Prison Directory and following the links to the Discount Telephone Service - get an honest estimate before you buy.

How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a County - medium facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photos, magazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about Merrimack County NH Department of Corrections that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

How To send money

How to Send an Inmate Money in New Hampshire

Here are some general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account; but not specific to a particular facility, institution or jail. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services. Some county jails require a per-night fee for the jail’s expenses.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the jail. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be used if the inmate has funds in their commissary account, like a bank account within the institution. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. Items sold are clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary also sells products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets, songs and educational programming. They also sell paper, envelopes, and stamps allowing the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family. Facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – eligible where no money has been in their commissary account for at least 30 days.

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with. Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number.

Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, AccessCorrections, JailATM, WU, Touchpayonline, tigercommissary, smartdeposit are some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities. MoneyGram is by far the oldest and most trusted.

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

Inmate care packages

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary: Keefe Group, Access Securpak, iCareGifts, Union Supply Direct, Walkenhorst's, CareACell

Inmate commissary

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

How to send mail

This is how to send your inmate at Merrimack County NH Department of Corrections letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

How to send greeting cards & postcards

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or Valentine's Day!

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate. If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents!

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

How to send magazine & books

Send magazines to Merrimack County NH Department of Corrections at 314 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen, NH

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call.

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes.

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year. Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a County - medium facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photos, magazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about Merrimack County NH Department of Corrections that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

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How to Send an Inmate Money in New Hampshire

Here are some general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account; but not specific to a particular facility, institution or jail. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services. Some county jails require a per-night fee for the jail’s expenses.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the jail. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be used if the inmate has funds in their commissary account, like a bank account within the institution. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. Items sold are clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary also sells products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets, songs and educational programming. They also sell paper, envelopes, and stamps allowing the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family. Facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – eligible where no money has been in their commissary account for at least 30 days.

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with. Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number.

Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, AccessCorrections, JailATM, WU, Touchpayonline, tigercommissary, smartdeposit are some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities. MoneyGram is by far the oldest and most trusted.

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary: Keefe Group, Access Securpak, iCareGifts, Union Supply Direct, Walkenhorst's, CareACell

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

This is how to send your inmate at Merrimack County NH Department of Corrections letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or Valentine's Day!

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate. If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents!

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

Send magazines to Merrimack County NH Department of Corrections at 314 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen, NH

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call.

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes.

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year. Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

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