• death investigation May 1, 2023 1:01 pm

    Man Died at NH Psych Unit After Altercation With Guards, Officials Say

    The man who died in the Secure Psychiatric Unit at the New Hampshire state prison in Concord over the weekend had been involved in an altercation with corrections officers, officials said Monday, identifying him. Jason Rothe, 50, was on Saturday involved in the altercation with several officers working at the Secure Psychiatric Unit, which is located on the prison’s campus,…

  • New Hampshire May 1, 2023 1:08 pm

    ‘Untimely Death' at NH Dept. of Corrections Psych Unit Under Investigation

    UPDATE (Monday, May 1, 2023, 1:07 p.m.): Authorities released more details on the incident, which involved an altercation with corrections guards at the unit. Authorities are investigating a patient’s “untimely death” in the secure psychiatric unit at the state prison in Concord, New Hampshire. The NH Department of Corrections released little information Saturday night but said the person’s death remains…

  • Department of Corrections April 8, 2022 1:53 am

    State to Wind Down Operations At Walpole Prison

    State officials plan to wind down operations at MCI-Cedar Junction in Walpole, one of the oldest correctional facilities in Massachusetts. The Department of Correction on Thursday announced a two-year, phased plan to “suspend housing operations” at the maximum-security prison, which is currently operating at 68 percent capacity with about 525 inmates. The agency cited “decreased housing needs and the aging…

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