Women at NH correctional facility to transcribe textbooks to braille
CONCORD — Women incarcerated at the New Hampshire Correctional Facility are transcribing textbooks to braille as part of a New Hampshire Correctional Industries job skills development program.
Officials at the New Hampshire Department of Corrections and the New Hampshire Department of Education jointly announced on Thursday that the Braille Transcription program has been implemented at the New Hampshire Correctional Facility for Women in Goffstown.
There are 16 women participating in a class which provides training to prison staff and inmates to transcribe braille, according to ManchesterInkLink. A Vision Professional was contracted by the Department of Education and has been provided to the facility through a $90,000 two-year grant.
The goal is to complete the training to coincide with the completion of the new women’s prison in Concord. Once the new facility is open, the women will move from the phase of learning braille to the actual transcription of textbooks.