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New Hampshire nursing home residents surprised to learn jail inmates working inside facility

Some residents and family members of residents in a New Hampshire nursing home were shocked to learn that jail inmates were used to perform labor at the facility. County officials stated that they needed quick ceiling and lighting repairs so inmates from the jail next door were used to perform work inside the county-run nursing home. The use of jail labor was suspended after a group of family members complained. Because recent nursing home abuse and neglect has been committed by parolees and sex offenders working in nursing homes, it is understandable that residents and family members would be concerned.

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