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The Middlesex County Cambridge 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 Middlesex County Cambridge 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 Middlesex County Cambridge 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 Middlesex County Cambridge 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: Cambridge City Police Jail, Lowell Jail, Malden City Police Jail, Medford 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 Middlesex County Cambridge 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.



Middlesex County Cambridge Jail Inmate Search

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Massachusetts Middlesex 400
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
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40 Thorndike Street, Box 97
Cambridge, MA 02142
INMATE MAIL
Inmate's Full Name and ID Number
Middlesex Sheriff ’s Office
269 Treble Cove Road
Billerica, MA 01862
FAX NUMBERS
Jail (Main): 617-494-1755
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Inmates in the Middlesex County Jail

To find out about a recent arrest or if an inmate is in the Middlesex County Jail in Cambridge, you need to call 617-494-4410. You can also ask about bail amount and what unit they are in in order to schedule a visit.

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According to the Middlesex County Sheriff, all mail for inmates in Cambridge must be sent to the Billerica address noted above. There are specific inmate mail guidelines that must be followed exactly if you want your letter to be delivered. Read them carefully as there are no exception.

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If you want to place money on the inmate's account, you need to mail a money order to him or her at the address noted above. At no time can the balance of the inmate's account exceed $250 or the money order will be returned to you.


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.


 
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