State Prisons in massachusetts

Clicking on any of the Massachusetts facilities below will direct you to an information page with Inmate Search, Visitation, Mail, Phone, Email, Most Wanted and FAQ for families and friends.


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Massachusetts Department of Correction - Prisons & Inmate Search

Massachusetts maintains their own state prison system; fourteen facilities which consist of every security level; maximum, medium, and minimum, which includes facilities that focus on sober living, and transition centers that prepare inmates for life outside of prison.

The Massachusetts Department of Correction is where offenders are sent that have been convicted of felony crimes of murder, rape, assault, serious thefts and drug related offenses. These are offenses of at least one year, and all the way up to life imprisonment. Massachusetts abolished the death penalty in 1984.

Go here for full instructions on using the Massachusetts Department of Correction Inmate Search, as well as for the Bureau of Prisons inmates and ICE detainees

The Massachusetts Department of Youth Services oversees detention centers, residential centers, and prevention programs for juvenile offenders who have been convicted of serious crimes and sentenced to detention, or are awaiting their court dates.

To search for an inmate or juvenile offender, or learn how to communicate with an inmate in the Massachusetts Department of Correction or Department of Youth Services, start by choosing from the list of facilities below.

Each prison you click on below will provide specific, detailed information about the facility's: 

  • inmate search,
  • location,
  • contact information,
  • directions,
  • inmate visitation,
  • mail,
  • phone accounts,
  • money accounts,
  • commissary,
  • texting and emailing where available, and
  • inmate tablet rental where available.