THE STATE AND ITS GOVERNMENT
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
I. "Adult" means any person 18 years of age or older or any person under the age of 18 who has been certified as an adult pursuant to RSA 169-B:24.
II. "Commissioner" means the individual in charge of the operations of the department of corrections, who is directly responsible to the governor.
III. "Correctional facility", "facility", or "institution" means any building, enclosure, space, or structure used for the confinement of persons committed to the custody of the commissioner, or for any other matter related to such confinement.
IV. "Delinquent" or "delinquent child" means a person who has committed an offense before reaching the age of 18 years which would be a felony or misdemeanor under the criminal code of this state if committed by an adult.
V. "Department" means the department of corrections.
VI. "Division" means a principal unit within the department, which is directly responsible to the commissioner.
VII. "Inmate" means any adult committed by law to the custody of the commissioner.
VIII. "Offender" means any adult person convicted of a crime or offense under the laws of this state.
Source. 1983, 461:1. 1995, 308:97, 98, eff. Jan. 1, 1996. 2014, 215:1, 2, eff. July 1, 2015.