The Cambridge City Police Jail
in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Cambridge City Police Jail
are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.
The men, women and juveniles being held in the Cambridge City Police Jail
are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Middlesex County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Massachusetts Prison
or Federal Prison System
Inmates in the Cambridge City Police Jail
are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.
The other jail facilities in Middlesex County, Massachusetts are: Lowell Jail
, Malden City Police Jail
, Medford Jail
, Middlesex County Cambridge Jail
, Middlesex County House of Correction
, Newton Police Jail
, Somerville Police Jail
, Waltham Police Jail
. In addition, Middlesex County houses the following juvenile facility: Mass Juvenile Detention - Middlesex
On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Middlesex County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Cambridge City Police Jail
Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Middlesex County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.
Cambridge City Police Jail Inmate Search
40 Thorndike Street
Cambridge, MA 2142
How the Middlesex County Jail System Works:
When someone is arrested in Middlesex County they can be held in one of the city jails for no more than 72 hours. If they are not bailed out or released on their own recognisance, they are transferred to the Cambridge Middlesex County Jail where they can also be bailed out or they will stay until their next court date or trial.
Once sentenced, they are transferred to the Middlesex County House of Corrections in Billerica. Offenders sentenced to 30 months or longer are sent to one of the Massachusetts Prisons to serve their time.