MASS DC - Old Colony Correctional Center (OCCC)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 19, 2024
1 Admin Rd, Bridgewater, MA 02324

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

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You can support your loved ones at OCCC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 508-279-6000.

Located at 1 Admin Rd in Bridgewater, MA, OCCC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. OCCC 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 - Old Colony Correctional Center (OCCC) 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.

OCCC is a state-of-the-art medium and minimum security facility situated on thirty acres of land at the Bridgewater Correctional Complex (along with Bridgewater State Hospital, Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center, and the Treatment Center). Dedicated to mental health and rehabilitation, OCCC aims to provide efficient services while promoting the successful reintegration of inmates into society. All inmates housed at OCCC have been transferred from other prisons within the Massachusetts Department of Correction (MA DOC).

The facility comprises nine cell blocks, six of which contain sixty cells each, and three with thirty cells each. An additional sixty-cell modular unit was added in May 1990 to accommodate the consistently high daily count. Despite some double-bunking, the facility maintains a secure perimeter consisting of a fourteen-foot double chain-link fence topped with razor wire. State-of-the-art motion detectors, integrated into a microwave system, further enhance security by alerting personnel to intruders passing between the fences.

Reflecting its historical significance, OCCC's housing units are named after Revolutionary War heroes like William Dawes and Crispus Attucks, symbolizing hope and new beginnings. Additionally, the facility hosts the Old Colony Correctional Center Minimum Unit, a level 3 secured facility that was previously overseen by Southeastern Correctional Center until its closure in July 2002.

OCCC offers a range of programs aimed at promoting rehabilitation and reintegration, including the Alternatives to Violence (AVP) program, the Chess Club, City Mission Fellowship meetings, the Greenhouse and/or Garden Program, HIV/AIDS Education, the Music Theory Program, The Neocatechumenal Way, the Rational Recovery Program, Self Help/Twelve Step Programs, Speaking Without Fear, Toastmasters, and Youth Outreach.

These programs cover various aspects of personal development, conflict resolution, substance abuse recovery, and skill-building. For instance, the AVP program teaches conflict resolution techniques, while the Chess Club provides inmates with structured recreational activities. Additionally, vocational programs like the Music Theory Program and Toastmasters focus on developing inmates' communication and creative skills.

OCCC is committed to providing inmates with opportunities for growth and rehabilitation, fostering a supportive environment conducive to positive behavioral change. Through its diverse range of programs and initiatives, OCCC endeavors to empower inmates to reintegrate successfully into society and lead productive lives upon release.

Inmate Locator

OCCC 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

Visiting Hours - Minimum Unit

1:00 pm-8:45 pm

3:30 pm-8:45 pm

1:00 pm-8:45 pm

Visiting Hours - General Population and Recovery Unit

Sunday - Monday:
1:00 pm-4:30 pm, 5:30 pm-8:45 pm

1:00 pm-4:30 pm, 5:30 pm-8:45 pm

1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Visiting Hours - Special Housing Unit (S.H.U.)

9:00 am-12:00 pm

9:00 am-1:00 pm, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm, 5:30 pm-8:45 pm

5:30 pm-8:45 pm

Visiting Hours - Restrictive Housing Unit (R.H.U.) / Intensive Stabilization and Observation Unit (I.S.O.U.)

1:15 pm-2:15 pm, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm, 3:45 pm-4:45 pm

5:15 pm-6:15 pm, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, 7:45 pm-8:45 pm

1:15 pm-2:15 pm, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm, 3:45 pm-4:45 pm

R.H.U. and I.S.O.U. visiting hours are 1 hour sessions and must be scheduled in advance on either Monday or Tuesday 9am to 12pm (508) 279-6000 ext. 6966.

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