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I received several PM's asking me to update these websites. They should be all up to date now. Thank you to those who brought this to my attention!

Department of Correction - Family and Friends Handbook

DOC Homepage

Court System/Law Libraries/Criminal Justice Coalition:
Massachusetts Court System

Massachusetts Trial Law Libraries

Criminal Justice Policy Coalition

MCLS - (This is a great organzation that offers free legal assistance to currently incarcerated prisoners... Civil only, no criminal law)

State Correctional Facilities
· Standardized Dress Code letter to inmates
· Codigo Estandar de Vestuario para Visitas y Articulos Permitidos
· Visitor Dress Code
· Codigo de Vestuario para Visitas
· Bay State Correctional Center

BSCC is a small general population medium security facility. It houses both long and short term inmates and many inmates who are elderly.
· Boston Pre-Release Center

Boston Pre-Release provides gradual transition from prison life to the community by means of reintegration through work release, education, and counseling programs.
· Bridgewater State Hospital

Patients may be committed to this facility following the completion of their observation period if it is determined that they need further treatment and evaluation.
· Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Correctional Unit

The Shattuck Hospital Correction Unit provides medical services to all Department of Correction inmates.
· Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center

A truly unique Department of Correction facility housing two (2) very distinct populations: criminally sentenced, minimum-security, male inmates and civilly committed males participating in an up to 30-day detoxification program.
· Massachusetts Treatment Center

Located within the Bridgewater Correctional Complex is a unique facility due to having a population of civilly committed Sexually Dangerous Persons as well as state prison inmates identified as sex offenders.
· MCI - Cedar Junction

MCI - Cedar Junction is a maximum security reception center for male offenders in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with a medium security permanent workforce.
· MCI - Concord

MCI-Concord has been designated as a medium security facility.
· MCI - Framingham

The facility houses women at various classification levels, including state sentenced and county offenders, and awaiting trial inmates. This is the Massachusetts Department of Correction's only committing institution for female offenders.
· MCI - Norfolk

MCI-Norfolk is the largest facility of its type in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
· MCI - Plymouth

Through the years, many construction projects and renovations have lead to the modern and effective community correctional facility it is today.
· MCI - Shirley

MCI-Shirley is located approximately forty-two miles northwest of Boston on the Shirley / Lancaster Line.
· NCCI/Gardner

The North Central Correctional Institution at Gardner, as it is now known, is located on twenty acres of hillside near the Gardner/Westminster town line.
· Northeastern Correctional Center

Our Mission begins with providing inmates with solid work ethics and programs with the objective of releasing them back into our communities with a clear direction of their future.
· Old Colony Correctional Center

Historically, the name of Old Colony dates back to the founding of our Nation, and fosters a sense of hope and "new beginning."
· Pondville Correctional Center

There are no walls or fences at this facility. Security is maintained through inmate counts and strict accountability procedures.
· South Middlesex Correctional Center

As a Minimum Security and Prerelease facility for female inmates, SMCC is not within a secure perimeter and there are no lock-in cells.
· Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center

The Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center was named in the memory of two correctional staff, Corrections Officer James Souza and Industrial Instructor Alfred Baranowski, who were killed at MCI Norfolk in 1972 during an aborted escape attempt by a convicted murderer.
· Directions to State Correctional Facilities
· State Correctional Facilities Visiting Policies
· Security Levels

County Facilities
County Facility Information

Other Links
Inmate Programs
Reentry & Reintegration

Parole Board
Parole Board

Inmate Locator
Massachusetts Vine Link
(Used to locate Massachusetts inmates)

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