MASS DC - South Middlesex Correctional Center (SMCC)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 19, 2024
Address
135 Western Ave, Framingham, MA 01701
Beds
200
County
Middlesex
Phone
508-879-1241
Mailing Address
PO Box 850, Framingham, MA 01701

SMCC 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 - minimum facility.

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You can support your loved ones at SMCC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 508-879-1241.

Located at 135 Western Ave in Framingham, MA, SMCC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. SMCC 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 - South Middlesex Correctional Center (SMCC) 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.

The SMCC is a 200-bed facility catering to minimum-status and pre-release female inmates within the Department of Correction. Originally established for inmates with Pre-release status, SMCC transitioned to its current location in August 1981. It underwent expansion in 1990 to include a minimum-security unit. The facility's mission has always prioritized public safety while offering rehabilitative opportunities for inmate reintegration into society.

As an all-female facility since July 2002, SMCC comprises a three-story building with administrative offices on the first floor and inmate living quarters on the upper levels. Inmates generally share double-occupancy rooms, with some singles or multi-occupancy rooms available. Unlike secure facilities, SMCC lacks lock-in cells, emphasizing its focus on minimum security and pre-release programs.

SMCC's work-release program enables inmates to hold jobs in the surrounding community, contributing to their reintegration process. These inmates receive compensation, with a portion contributed to the Massachusetts General Fund to cover room and board expenses. Additionally, minimum status inmates engage in various roles within the facility or supervised community work, earning a daily stipend.

Several programs are available at SMCC to support inmate rehabilitation and family connections. These include Aid to Incarcerated Mothers, DSS Visit Coordination, Fully Alive Program, Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, Greenhouse and/or Garden Program, Parenting/Family Services, Self Help/Twelve Step Programs, Steps to Recovery, Teacher Assistance Program, and the Women's Visiting Cottage. These programs address a range of needs from spiritual growth to parenting education, substance abuse treatment, and community engagement.

SMCC's commitment to inmate rehabilitation is evident in its diverse program offerings and collaborative efforts with volunteers and external organizations. These initiatives aim to foster positive behavioral change, support family relationships, and prepare inmates for successful reentry into society.

Inmate Locator

SMCC 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

INSTITUTIONAL VISITING HOURS
Visiting days and times may be subject to change. Please call the facility to verify visiting schedules.

  • Monday - Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 pm - all inmates
  • Saturday afternoons 1:00 - 4:00 pm - inmates with last name beginning A - M only
  • Saturday evenings 6:00 - 9:00 pm - inmates with last name beginning N - Z only
  • Sunday afternoons 1:00 - 4:00 pm - inmates with last name beginning N - Z only
  • Sunday evenings 6:00 - 9:00 pm - inmates with last name beginning A - M only
  • Holidays: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

INSTITUTION RULES AND REGULATIONS

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