A 64-page list containing the names and Social Security numbers of about 1,000 employees of the New Hampshire Department of Corrections ended up under the mattress of a minimum security prisoner, and state officials are trying to determine how it happened, reports the Union Leader. The list was discovered Friday in a routine search of the prisoner’s room. Ifficials are not aware of any employee’s Social Security numbers being compromised by the breach.
A preliminary investigation determined the document came from the Lakes Region facility in Laconia, which shut down on June 30. It was among documents to be shredded that were sent to the New Hampshire State Prison’s warehouse, across the street from the facility. A spokesman said the prison contracts with vendors to shred documents and investigators are trying to find out why documents intended to be destroyed were at the warehouse.