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Over the past week and a half I had the opportunity to get out of the office for a bit and tour the men’s and women’s state prisons of New Hampshire. As an AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) member, I am part of a corps of men and women who are placed throughout the state to provide victim services through many different avenues. One of those avenues is through the Department of Corrections (DOC) parole office, where a fellow AVAP member provides her service and thus was able to coordinate the tours for us through the connections she has made there. Tours of the facilities are not generally given to the general public (usually restricted to members of law enforcement, judges, and maybe the occasional criminal justice or law school students), so it was a privilege to be able to get very thorough tours from individuals who have been working with the DOC for many years.