GOFFSTOWN, N.H. — The New Hampshire Department of Corrections has moved inmates into a new women’s prison, as heavy rain disrupted services at the old facility.

Under heavy security, the department transported 147 women Tuesday into the new facility in Concord that is located next to the men’s prison. The facility is triple the size of the old prison and includes a full service health services unit, a large educational area, and a family center.

On the same day as the move, heavy rain caused ceiling leaks in the old women’s prison. As a result, prison officials cancelled visits for the safety of the public and those in custody.

A storm brought freezing rain and downpours in New Hampshire on Monday.

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