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MCI-Framingham
99 Loring Drive
PO Box 9007
Framingham, MA 01701

Superintendent : Lynn Bissonnette
Phone (508) 532-5100

MCI-Framingham is a medium security correctional facility for female offenders MCI-Framingham is the Massachusetts Department of Correction's only committing institution for female offenders. It is noted as the oldest female correctional institution in operation in the United States. The facility houses women at various classification levels, including state sentenced and county offenders, and awaiting trial inmates.

VISITING HOURS
Tuesday and Thursday. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. & 5 pm to 8:45 pm
Saturday Visits
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Inmate last name begins with M-Z
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. - Inmate last name begins with A-L.
Sunday Visits
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Inmate last name begins with A-L
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. - Inmate last name begins with M-Z

Please Note On weekdays, visitor processing stops from 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. If visitors are inside the Visiting Room prior to 3:45 p.m. they may remain inside until 5:00 p.m. or when count clears. On weekends, visitors must have a visitorís pass prior to 3:30 p.m. to visit the first half. Tuesday and Thursdays, visitors must have a visitorís pass prior to 8:15 p.m. to visit the second half.

Inmates are allowed a maximum number of five (5) visits per week during scheduled visiting hours. During weekdays an inmate may remain in the visiting room throughout both visiting period if they desire. An inmate who is on a visit for any portion of either period shall be charged with utilization of one visit (i.e. if the visit runs from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. then the inmate shall be charged with 2 visiting periods). No visitor or inmate shall be allowed to enter or exit the visiting room between 2:50 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. due to change of shift and between 4:15 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. due to the major count. Maximum number of visitors allowed per visit will be two (2) adults and three (3) children. Visitors may visit for the entire scheduled visiting period. In emergency situations and overcrowding, at the discretion of the Shift Commander, visits may be limited to no less than one (1) hour in duration to accommodate all visitors. Visits that started earliest will be terminated first (excluding visitors who traveled over 100 miles) to provide room when visitors are waiting to enter the visiting room due to overcrowding.

SPECIAL VISITS
Superintendent shall approve special visits (I.E. Extended hours/visitors). Request for Special Visits must be made in writing one week in advance. Request made outside this
time frame due to a family crisis or emergency shall be handled on and individual basis. Inmate must request the special visit through their respective Unit Manager. The Unit Manager will review and make a recommendation to Superintendent.

VENDING MACHINES
1. The machines and their contents are made available for inmates and their visitors for their personal consumption in the visiting room.
2. There will be no food or drink removed from the visiting area by any visitor or inmate.
3. It is the responsibility of the inmate to ensure that all trash is deposited into the appropriate receptacles.
4. Abuse of the machines may result in the suspension of visiting privileges or use of vending machines.
5. Sharing of food products and or/drinks will not be allowed. Food or drinks will not be allowed in the children's area.

PARENTING ROOM
1. Inmates who receive visits, which include small children, are encouraged to utilize the parenting room in the visiting area.
2. All children must be supervised by the guardian or parent at all times.
3. All toys are to remain in the parenting room and be put away at the end of the visit.
4. Inmates and visitors who abuse the privileges of the parenting room may be subject to loss of visiting privileges.
5. Food or beverages are not allowed in the parenting room.

VISITOR DRESS CODE
The following IS NOT acceptable for visitors entering MCI-Framingham:
∑ Any blue denim clothing, Sweatpants and sweat suits or outfits that are similar to sweat suits or sweatpant material, Fatigue or camouflage clothing,Shorts, Bare midriff, or muscle shirts; halter tops; tops which expose the back beyond the shoulders, Any clothing similar to that issued to Uniform Personnel (maintenance, medical, or security), Visible sheer clothing with/without undergarments, Bathing suits, tights, leotards or body suits of dance/exercise fashion worn alone or as an outfit; allowed with pants, skirts or shirts, Bare feet,Hats Double layered clothing (i.e. 2 pairs underpants, 2 shirts, 1 pair pants with 1 pair shorts), Dresses/skirts which extend 4" above the knee, Excessively torn or ripped clothing, clothing with offensive/derogatory writing, Note: All clothing worn must be neat and presentable. All visitors are required to wear undergarments. The Shift Commander will be the final approving authority.

INSTITUTION RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. Inmates are not allowed to take or give any item to or from visitors.
2. No jewelry other than a wedding ring and medical bracelet may be worn into the visiting room.
3. No gum, cigarettes, candy, medication, money, or other items not authorized for retention by a visitor will be allowed into the visiting room. These items are to be secured in the lockers located in the visitors lobby.
4. The introduction of guns, controlled substances, alcohol or other weapons is cause for loss of visiting privileges as well as criminal prosecution.
5. If a visitor appears to be under the influence of alcohol or any unknown substance or the odor of alcohol is detected they will be denied entrance.
6. Visitors may purchase a debit card in the lobby for vending machine purchases. Money is not allowed in the visiting room.
7. When the visitors have an infant or small child, they will be allowed to bring two (2) clear plastic bottles with either formula, milk, water or juice. A cloth diaper/and or receiving blanket will be allowed.
8. Visitors may only visit with one inmate at a time during their incarceration at MCI-Framingham unless the Superintendent or her designee has provided special approval. (Visitors cannot visit one inmate on one day and another inmate on another day).
9. Physical contact between visitors and inmates shall be limited to a brief greeting at the start and at the completion of a visit. Excessive or inappropriate physical contact may be cause for termination of the visit and loss of privileges.
10. Visitors who choose to deposit funds into inmate accounts must do so by making the check or money order payable to inmate and depositing it in the INMATE ACCOUNT BOX located in the main lobby. The funds will be deposited into the inmate account in accordance with 103 DOC 405: Inmate Funds Policy. MCI-Framingham does not accept cash deposits for inmates. Visitors must only deposit money into the account of the person they are visiting.
11. Visitors to MCI Framingham, their vehicles and their possessions are subject to search while on state property.
12. All visitors must park their vehicles in the area assigned for Visitors Parking. All vehicles must be locked while on state property. Visitors will be required to list the registration number of the vehicle they arrived in on the Request to Visit Form. If requested by staff, a copy of the registration must be produced. Visitors are not allowed to loiter in the parking lot.

The following programs are available at MCI-Framingham

Departmental Services:
Building Bridges to Employment
Chaplaincy Services
Library Services
Recreation Services
Volunteer Services

Departmental Programs:
Correctional Recovery Academy
CRA Graduate Maintenance
CRA Aftercare
Release and Lower Security Preparation Program
Risk Reduction Assessment Unit
Sex Offender Treatment Program (Pre-Treatment and Core Treatment)

Education and Training:
Adult Basic Education
Assessment
Boston University Program
Building Trades
Computer Technology
Educational Counseling
GED
Pre-GED
Title One

Correctional Industries:
The Flag and Textile Shops currently manufacture States Commonwealth of Massachusetts, POW/MIA, and custom flags, laundry bags and eyeglass cases. Eighteen inmates are employed in this shop.

Institution Programs:
Aid to Incarcerated Mothers
Catch the Hope
Choices
City Mission Society
Domestic Violence Program
DSS Visit Coordination
First Step Program
Fully Alive Program
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
Healthy Human Relationships
HIV/AIDS Education
Library Law Clerk Training
Reading for the Blind Program
Parenting Education Program
Parenting/Family Services
Parents Anonymous/Parenting Support
Self/Help Twelve Step Programs
Self-Esteem Group
Teacher Assistance Program
Wellesley College Book Club
Women's HIV and AIDS Network
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MCI-Framingham
Western Avenue
P.O. Box 9007
Framingham, MA 01701-9007
(508) 875-5258

From Boston: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike West to exit 13 (Route 3O/framingham/Natick). Bear right off the exit ramp onto Route 30 West. After approximately 1 mile, turn left onto Route 126 South. Go through downtown Framingham, crossing a set of railroad tracks and Route 135. Turn left onto Irving Street (Store 24 on right). Go through a set of traffic lights and at the second set (fire station on right, Donut Shop on left), bear right onto Loring Drive. MCI-Framingham is approximately 1/4 of mile down on the left.

From the North: Take Route 495 South to the Massachusetts Turnpike East. Take exit 12 (Route 9 East). Take a right onto Route 126 South. Go through downtown Framingham, crossing a set of railroad tracks and Route 135. Turn left onto Irving Street (Store 24 on right). Go through a set of traffic lights and at the second set (fire station on right, donut shop on left), bear right onto Loring Drive. MCI-Framingham is approximately 1/4 of a mile down on the left.

From the South: Take Route 495 North to the Massachusetts Turnpike East. Take exit 12 (Route 9 East). Take a right onto Route 126 South. Go through downtown Framingham, crossing a set of railroad tracks and Route 135. Turn left onto Irving Street (Store 24 on right). Go through a set of traffic lights and at the second set (fire station on right, Donut Shop on left), bear right onto Loring Drive. MCI-Framingham is approximately 1/4 of a mile down on the left.

From the East: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike West to exit 13 (Route 3O/Framingham/Natick). Bear right off the exit ramp onto Route 30 West. After approximately 1 mile, turn left onto Route 126 South. Go through downtown Framingham, crossing a set of railroad tracks and Route 135. Turn left onto Irving Street (Store 24 on right). Go through a set of traffic lights and at the second set (fire station on right, Donut Shop on left), bear right onto Loring Drive. MCI-Framingham is approximately 1/4 of mile down on the left.

From the West: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike East to exit 12 (Route 9 East). Take a right onto Route 126 South. Go through downtown Framingham, crossing a set of railroad tracks and Route 135. Turn left onto Irving Street (Store 24 on right). Go through a set of traffic lights and at the second set (fire station on right, Donut Shop on left), bear right. MCI-Framingham is approximately 1/4 of a mile down on the left.
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