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  • Boston Pre-Release Center

    Boston Pre Release Center (BPRC) is a facility housing minimum and pre-release criminally sentenced males. It was the first pre-release institution in Massachusetts and is now a structured program focused on reintegration. Close public transportation increases opportunities for employment and access to community support agencies and other approved programming.

  • Bridgewater State Hospital

    Bridgewater State Hospital (BSH) is a medium security facility housing male patients in several categories: civil commitments without criminal sentences, civil commitments with underlying criminal sentences, criminally sentenced inmate workers, and, on occasion, pre-trial detainees sent for competency and criminal responsibility evaluations by the court. Each individual civilly admitted to this facility is subject to a court-ordered evaluation under an applicable section of Massachusetts General Law (M.G.L.) Chapter 123. Patients may be committed to this facility following the observation period for an initial period of six months, with subsequent commitments of one year, as ordered by the court, where failure to hospitalize in strict security would create a likelihood of serious harm by reason of mental illness.

  • Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Correctional Unit

    Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Correctional Unit (LSH) The DOC, in partnership with the Department of Public Health, operates a correctional unit within the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital providing secure inpatient and outpatient medical care to male and female inmates from both the state and county. It is a transient, medium security facility with few long term patients.

  • Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center

    Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center (MASAC) is a minimum security facility whose focus is to provide services to males civilly committed by the court under M.G.L. 123  section  35 for detoxification and substance abuse treatment for up to 90 days. The facility underwent a mission change in 2002 after the closing of Southeastern Correctional Center (SECC) when all detoxification services and programs for civilly committed males formerly housed at SECC were moved to this facility and it was renamed the Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center.

  • Massachusetts Treatment Center

    Massachusetts Treatment Center (MTC) is a medium security facility separately housing both criminally sentenced male inmates identified as sex offenders and those who have been civilly committed as sexually dangerous persons (SDPs) as defined by M.G.L. Chapter 123A resulting in a day to life commitment. The facility offers a comprehensive sexual offender treatment program intended to reduce the risks associated with re-offending.

  • MCI – Cedar Junction

    MCI Cedar Junction (MCI-CJ) In 2009, the mission of MCI-CJ shifted from a general population maximum security institution to the Department’s Reception and Diagnostic Center for male inmates with a focus on the completion of assessments to determine an inmate’s initial classification designation and the development of individualized program plans. The Department Disciplinary Unit (DDU) for the department’s most serious discipline issues is also located here.

  • MCI – Concord

    MCI Concord (MCI-C), the former Reception and Diagnostic Center for the Department, shifted to a medium security facility for male inmates when MCI-CJ took over the reception role in 2009.

  • MCI – Framingham

    MCI Framingham (MCI-F) is the Department’s medium security Reception and Diagnostic Center for female inmates providing a comprehensive network of gender responsive, trauma informed programming for women who are serving state and county criminal sentences, awaiting trial or civilly committed.  It is the oldest operating women’s prison in the country.

  • MCI – Norfolk

    MCI Norfolk (MCI-N) is a facility housing male inmates and holds the distinction of being the largest medium security institution in the Massachusetts DOC. It was the first community based prison in the United States, created to be more spacious with a campus-like atmosphere and architecture. Inmate housing consists of 18 dormitory- style living units and two modular units divided by a large central grass quadrangle.

  • MCI – Plymouth

    MCI Plymouth (MCI-P) originated as a Prison Camp in the 1950s on the grounds of the Myles Standish State Forest. The facility houses criminally sentenced minimum and pre-release males, partnering with and providing inmate community work crews and services to neighboring towns, thereby enhancing inmate reentry and preparation. In 2012, MCI-P opened a pre-release component in response to one of the many re-entry initiatives outlined in the Massachusetts Corrections Master Plan.

  • MCI – Shirley

    MCI Shirley (MCI-S) encompasses two facilities housing both medium and minimum custody level inmates. The two security levels were considered separate institutions until July 2002 when they were combined as one, operating under one administration. Along with a skilled nursing facility (SNF), MCI-S operates an Assisted Daily Living Unit for medium inmates.

  • NCCI/Gardner

    North Central Correctional Institution (NCCI) is a facility housing criminally sentenced males. The majority of inmates are in medium security housing units with some housed in minimum security. The institution is located on land formerly occupied by the Gardner State Hospital which was open from 1902 until its doors were closed in 1976.

  • Northeastern Correctional Center

    Northeastern Correctional Center (NECC) is a facility housing minimum and pre-release criminally sentenced males. The facility was originally the supporting farm for MCI Concord. Currently, the programming is designed to enable a smooth transition from confinement to the community. Community work crews provide cost effective labor to surrounding communities.

  • Old Colony Correctional Center

    Old Colony Correctional Center (OCCC) A mission change was facilitated in 2010 at OCCC, shifting their medium security operation to a mental health focused facility, with the objective of providing needed mental health services more efficiently while at the same time promoting rehabilitation and reentry. OCCC houses inmates in both medium and minimum security housing units.

  • Pondville Correctional Center

    Pondville Correctional Center (PCC) is a facility for criminally sentenced males. The original name of the facility was Norfolk Pre-Release Center (NPRC). The facility was constructed in 1975. In 1990, following significant renovations, the facility then became known as Pondville Correctional Center housing both minimum and prerelease inmates. In June 2015, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Parole Board and Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., PCC began housing parolees for transitional treatment.

  • South Middlesex Correctional Center

    South Middlesex Correctional Center (SMCC) is a facility for criminally sentenced state and county females housing minimum and pre-release inmates. The facility began as a male facility and became a female facility on July 1, 2002 after a mission change. The community based environment encourages ongoing utilization of skills and resources necessary for successful re-entry into the community while ensuring public safety.

  • Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center

    Souza Baranowski Correctional Center (SBCC) is the one exclusively maximum security male facility in Massachusetts. SBCC is currently the newest state correctional facility in Massachusetts, opened on September 30, 1998. At the time, it was built with the highest degree of technological integration of any prison in the country, including a keyless security system and one of the largest camera matrix systems nationwide.

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