MASS DC - Boston Pre-Release Center (BPRC)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 19, 2024
430 Canterbury St, Roslindale, MA 02131

BPRC is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State Work Release facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at BPRC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 617-822-5000.

Located at 430 Canterbury St in Roslindale, MA, BPRC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. BPRC offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on MASS DC - Boston Pre-Release Center (BPRC) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

BPRC is a structured correctional facility housing criminally sentenced males, operating as a level three/two (3/2) state prison. With a capacity of 200 beds, it facilitates a gradual transition from prison life to community reintegration through work, education, and counseling programs, prioritizing public safety alongside successful offender re-entry.

The center operates several community work crews, employing level (3) security inmates to provide services to local communities and State Office buildings, aiming to provide reparations to the community. BPRC offers various substance abuse treatment programs, including Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous and Offenders Anonymous, focusing on addiction recovery and reducing recidivism.

Religious services cater to diverse faiths, offering worship sessions and bible studies. Educational services include Pre-GED/GED, Adult Basic Education, and English as a Second Language programs, aimed at enhancing inmates' academic skills and preparing them for reintegration into society.

Life skills programs at BPRC cover a range of areas, from Veterans Benefits Clearinghouse to horticulture classes and parenting programs like the Fatherheart Program. The NEADS Program involves intense training of puppies by inmate handlers to produce service dogs assisting deaf and disabled individuals.

Work skills training programs, re-entry workshops, and child support enforcement seminars provide inmates with job skills, housing assistance, and legal education, facilitating their successful re-entry into the community. Transitional and recovery housing workshops aid inmates in finding appropriate housing, while the Jericho Circle Project supports accountability and responsible choices for change.

Community-based programs, available to approved pre-release inmates only, include work release programming, education and training release programming, and community release programming. These programs offer inmates access to employment, educational, and therapeutic opportunities outside the correctional institution, aiming to facilitate their successful transition back into society.

BPRC fosters positive community partnerships with health and family support agencies, guiding inmates to participate in community programming to aid in their seamless transition back to their neighborhoods and families. Through these initiatives, BPRC endeavors to fulfill its mission of ensuring public safety while promoting successful offender reintegration into the community.

Inmate Locator

BPRC maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

Hoursfor Boston Pre-Release Center

For holiday visiting schedules and to verify normal visiting schedules, which are subject to change, please call the facility to verify at the phone number at the top of the page.

Visiting Hours

1:00 pm-4:00 pm, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

6:00 pm-9:00 pm

1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Thursday - Friday:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

1:00 pm-4:00 pm, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Please use the information in this guide as you visit an inmate here

Ask The Inmate

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