MASS DC - Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center (SBCC)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 19, 2024
100 Harvard Rd, Shirley, MA 01464
Mailing Address
PO Box 8000, Shirley, MA 014646

SBCC 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 SBCC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 978-514-6500.

Located at 100 Harvard Rd in Shirley, MA, SBCC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. SBCC 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 - Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center (SBCC) 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 SBCC stands as a cutting-edge facility within the Mass DOC, encompassing 18 acres of land at the Shirley Correctional Complex. Its construction, completed in less than two years starting from November 1996, yielded a high-tech, maximum-security prison incorporating state-of-the-art technology unparalleled in the nation. The security infrastructure, managed by 42 graphic interfaced computer terminals, controls 1,705 elements including doors, lights, intercoms, and fire alarms, while a vast surveillance system with 366 cameras ensures constant monitoring.

Despite its formidable security measures, SBCC offers inmates a range of educational, vocational, and substance abuse programs aimed at rehabilitation and reintegration. Notable among these are Alternatives to Violence (AVP), Emotional Awareness and Healing, Father's Parenting Program, HIV/AIDS Education, Introduction to Treatment, Introduction to Twelve Step Programming, Menswork, Parenting/Family Services, Relapse Prevention, Self Help/Twelve Step Programs, and Toastmasters.

These programs address various aspects of inmates' lives, from conflict resolution and emotional growth to parenting skills and substance abuse recovery. HIV/AIDS education ranges from basic awareness to support groups, while Relapse Prevention equips inmates with skills to avoid high-risk situations. Self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous provide support for those struggling with addiction. Additionally, initiatives like the Father's Parenting Program and Parenting/Family Services aim to strengthen family bonds and prepare inmates for responsible fatherhood upon release.

The range of programs reflects SBCC's commitment to holistic rehabilitation, addressing not only security concerns but also the underlying issues that contribute to criminal behavior. Through these initiatives, the facility strives to foster personal growth, reduce recidivism, and facilitate successful reintegration into society.

Inmate Locator

SBCC 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

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.

Please note: All non-contact visits must be scheduled no less than 24 hours in advance. This includes Units L1, L2, N1, N2, P1, P2, and S.A.U.. Visits can be scheduled by calling the VR Sergeant between 1 pm and 8 pm, seven days a week.
Visiting Hours - Units K1, H1, and J1
Tuesday & Saturday: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Please note: Unit K1 has additional visiting hours on Tuesday and Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
Visiting Hours - Units G2, H2, and J2, (Low Sector)
Sunday & Tuesday: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Thursday: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm
Visiting Hours - Units G2, H2, and J2 (High Sector)
Sunday & Friday: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm
Thursday: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Visiting Hours - Unit G1 (Wednesday)
Wednesday: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm
Low Sector contact visits and High/Back Sector non-contact visits.
Visiting Hours - Unit G1 (Friday)
Friday: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
High Sector contact visits and Low/Back Sector non-contact visits.
Visiting Hours - Unit G1 (Saturday)
Saturday: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Back Sector contact visits and High/Low Sector non-contact visits.
Visiting Hours (Non-Contact) - Units N1, P1, and L1
Sunday & Thursday: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Tuesday: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm
Visiting Hours (Non-Contact) - Units N2, P2, and L2
Saturday & Sunday: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Visiting Hours (Non-Contact) - Secure Treatment Program (S.T.P.) and Behavioral Management Unit (B.M.U.) for Phase 3/4 Only
Sunday: 8:30 am-11:00 am
Visiting Hours (Non-Contact) - Behavior Assessment Unit (B.A.U.)

  • Sunday: 9:00 am-11:00 am, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am-11:00 am, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am-11:00 am, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Please note: All B.A.U. visits must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance, but not more than 10 days in advance. Visits can be scheduled by calling the B.A.U. Sergeant between 8am - 10am or 6pm - 8pm, seven days a week.

Visiting Hours (Non-Contact) - Secure Adjustment Unit (S.A.U.)

  • Sunday: 8:30 am-11:00 am
  • Tuesday: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • Thursday: 12:30 pm-3:30 pm

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