Rats Overrun State Prison for Men in Concord

Rats Overrun State Prison for Men in Concord
July 10, 2024

Rats, mold, and expired meat in the kitchen are among the many health and safety violations found during inspections at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord.

InDepthNH.org obtained the most recent state inspection reports for the prison kitchen from the past five years through a right-to-know request showing repeated violations, including a serious problem with rats and mice.

Sources inside the prison, both among staff and inmates who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals, have said large rats are rampant throughout the facility.

They’ve also said the kitchen where meals are prepared for inmates is filthy and unsafe.

The Department of Corrections did not respond to a request for comment.