Massachusetts Correctional Institution (MCI) - Shirley

State Prison

Last Updated: February 19, 2024
1 Harvard Rd, Shirley, MA 01464
Mailing Address
PO Box 1218, Shirley, MA 01464

MCI-Shirley 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 MCI-Shirley on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 978-425-4341.

Located at 1 Harvard Rd in Shirley, MA, MCI-Shirley carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. MCI-Shirley 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) - Shirley so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

Communication is important, the prison offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

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. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

MCI-Shirley is a correctional facility located about forty-two miles northwest of Boston, next to the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. It has several sections where inmates live, including a hospital unit with twenty-eight beds, a segregation unit with fifty-nine beds for inmates who need to be kept separate from others, and areas for recreation, schooling, and vocational training. There are also facilities for laundry, food services, and various programs.

The facility provides medical, dental, mental health, and other healthcare services to inmates through its Health Services Unit, which is staffed around the clock. This includes specialized services like dialysis and physical therapy. Additionally, there was a project completed in 2004 to create a Special Needs Unit for elderly inmates who require assistance with daily living activities.

Inmates are encouraged to work, and there are currently 485 work assignments available across different areas of the facility. There are also certification programs in barbering and culinary arts, allowing inmates to obtain licenses once they complete the programs successfully.

Religious services are provided by Catholic, Rabbi, Muslim, and Protestant chaplains. The facility also offers various programs aimed at rehabilitation and personal development, such as educational classes, anger management, and substance abuse programs.

Overall, MCI-Shirley aims to provide a range of services and programs to support the well-being, rehabilitation, and successful reintegration of inmates into society.

Inmate Locator

MCI-Shirley 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.

Weekday Visiting Hours - General Population
Wednesday - Friday:
1:00 pm-4:00 pm, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Weekend Visiting Hours - General Population - Last Name Beginning with A through L
Sunday: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Weekend Visiting Hours - General Population - Last Name Beginning with M through Z
Sunday: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Saturday: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Visiting Hours - BAU
Monday: 1:15 pm-2:15 pm, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm, 6:15 pm-7:15 pm, 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Thursday - Saturday: 1:15 pm-2:15 pm, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm, 6:15 pm-7:15 pm, 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
RHU visits require 24-hour advanced scheduling, please call the facility to schedule a visit.
Visiting Hours - Health Services Unit
Tuesday - Wednesday: 1:15 pm-3:15 pm, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm, 6:15 pm-8:15 pm
Saturday: 1:15 pm-3:15 pm, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm, 6:15 pm-8:15 pm
ADL visits require 24-hour advanced scheduling, please call the facility to schedule a visit.

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