Apr 27, 2016 5:44 PM

New store in Concord to sell items made by inmates at NH's state prison


CONCORD — A retail space in Concord will be selling items made by prisoners and is scheduled to open next month.

READ: Business behind bars: A look at the work being done by inmates inside NH's state prison

"Business behind bars" has become popular for inmates at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men, where over 200 men voluntarily spend their days on the job in workshops. Inmates work on things such as stickers, signs, woodworking projects and even re-upholstery.

Like any business, inmates have to apply for a position. According to prison officials, inmates can also be fired, an added incentive for good behavior while serving time. The prisoners earn between $2 and $4 a day, where anyone can take their personal items to be reupholstered or worked on.

The department of corrections is renovating a showroom near the men's prison in Concord after the Franklin store closed its doors in mid-winter. The store on North State Street is set to open on May 23.

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