Valley Street jail, located in Manchester, is worse than many other jails in the nation. Most other jails have a legal procedure for inmates sent to their "max"imum security units. In Valley Street, if you're sent to max, nobody can hear your cries for help. Inmates are frequently and *randomly* attacked by corrections officers. If a 1033 (assault on an officer) is called over the walkie-talkie system, at least 15 COs and white shirts will be on their way to beat the shit out of you whether you did it or not. It is also not rare for the COs and white shirts to murder inmates who are in handcuffs (without any accountability). A few murderers are still working there. Sometimes torture techniques and sexual humiliation are used against inmates in max. Furthermore, Valley Street will not hesitate to deny you a minister visit (violate religious liberty) or confiscate your mail (without telling the sender or the recipient). Speaking of violating religious liberty, the only thing that is allowed on your desk (other than some pictures) is a Bible. Not any religious text, only the Bible. The jail also only provides Christian religious services whereas most other jails have services for Muslims and Jews. The supervisors for the inmate workers in the kitchen will use deragotory terms to adress the inmates. Sometimes these supervisors will throw things at inmates. Medical care is appalling. The county nurse's suggestion for most ailments is to "drink plenty of water." People regulary suffer seizures at Valley Street because the jail refuses to give them their medications. The jail will remove your teeth if you have a cavity but will not numb you. And if they do end up hurting you in any situation they will lie in thier reports about the incident. The air vents are disgusting, filled with years of mold. Keep in mind the inmates breathe this air all day. The jail keeps hiring new personel and making better food for the staff lounge, but uses the excuse of budget cuts to create more rules for the inmates and serve them cheaper and cheaper food.
The jail was built by the federal government back in the 80s as a maximum security prison. But the feds were actually chased out by the county after the feds gathered evidence on multiple corrections officers for raping inmates. Thus today it is the 3rd highest security jail in the nation with little oversight by the feds.
Something needs to be done about this. And we need to stop the Prison State Project, http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2012/07/11/nh_hires_consultant_to_explore_private_prisons/