Massachusetts Correctional Institution (MCI) - Concord

State Prison

Last Updated: February 19, 2024
965 Elm St, Concord, MA 01742
Mailing Address
PO Box 9106, Concord, MA 01742

MCI-Concord 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 - medium 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 MCI-Concord on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 978-405-6100.

Located at 965 Elm St in Concord, MA, MCI-Concord carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. MCI-Concord 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 Massachusetts Correctional Institution (MCI) - Concord 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 MCI-Concord is a medium-security prison for men, established in 1878, it holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating state prison for men in Massachusetts. Operated by the MASS Department of Correction, MCI-Concord houses approximately 570 inmates, with a maximum capacity of 614 beds for the general population. Designated as a level 4 medium-security prison, MCI-Concord is located on state Route 2 in Concord.

Adjacent to the prison, across the highway, are the Massachusetts State Police barracks (Troop A-3) and the Northeastern Correctional Center, a minimum-security facility. Currently, MCI-Concord accommodates over 550 medium-security inmates. Notably, the prison was visited by Mother Teresa during her tour of Massachusetts prisons in 1988 and by Seán Cardinal O'Malley in 2012.

Moreover, MCI-Concord serves as the headquarters for various departments within the Massachusetts Department of Correction. These include the Central Date Computation Unit, Central Records Unit, Central Research Unit, and the Data Collection Unit. These units are housed in both the SFU Building located outside the prison walls and B-Building situated within the facility.

Inmate Locator

MCI-Concord 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.

Visiting Hours - Last name beginning with A-L

1:00 pm-3:50 pm

Wednesday - Friday:
1:00 pm-8:30 pm

6:20 pm-8:30 pm

Visiting Hours - Last name beginning with M-Z

6:20 pm-8:30 pm

Wednesday - Friday:
1:00 pm-8:30 pm

1:00 pm-3:50 pm

Visiting Hours - Non-Contact

Non-contact visiting hours are 1 hour sessions and must be scheduled in advance. Visits can be scheduled Sunday through Thursday 3pm - 11pm by calling (978) 405-6100 ext. 181.

6:30 pm-8:30 pm

1:30 pm-3:30 pm, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Friday - Saturday:
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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