|Department Name||Massachusetts Department of Correction|
|Currently Incarcerated Inmates||http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/doc/locate-an-offender.html|
|Location||50 Maple Street, Milford, MA 01757|
|Phone Number||(617) 660-4600|
|Fax||(508) 422-3300, (508) 850-7888|
Did you know that the Massachusetts Department of Corrections has people as young as 16 years old in their custody? Yes, the youngest in the Department of Corrections can be 16. This is due to what crime they were convicted of. However, most of the people in the custody of the Department of Corrections in Massachusetts are 18 years of age and older.
The Massachusetts Department of Corrections handles those who were given parole, probation, house arrest, or sent to prison. They do have to control those who are in county or city jails. That is a different jurisdiction.
Every day in the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, they expect to receive a handful of inmates. When new inmates come into their system, they have to spend time and use their resources to figure out what security level will best suit them and what facility has an opening. This process typically takes a few days to a few weeks, depending on how many people enter the Department of Corrections.
Essentially, all Department of Correction facilities has the same procedures. Their procedures may change a bit here and there depending on what security level inmates that they house.