Inmates at the Lakes Region Facility required minimum security, as they were typically housed there only until they could be transferred to another facility. It had a capacity of 400 inmates, but on average only 300 were confined there permanently. The warden at Lakes Region Facility was in charge of monitoring local inmates as well as the ones imprisoned in the North End Transitional Housing Units and the ones located at The Transitional Work Center.
Inmates in this prison facility more than thirty thousand hours of community service to state and county agencies and Laconia-area non-profit organizations. There were more than 150 employees working there: over 100 corrections officers and less than 50 civil employees.
At it’s conception, both male and female inmates were accepted at the Lakes Region Facility, but in the early 2000s female inmates were relocated to the Shea Farm Halfway House in the county of Concord, also in New Hampshire. Until its closing, this prison facility housed only male prisoners.