Bridgewater State Hospital – Massachusetts

Know somebody locked up at Bridgewater State Hospital?  Bridgewater State Hospital is a correctional facility in the Massachusetts Department of Corrections.  This page will tell you about anything you might want to know about Bridgewater State Hospital such as the following:  Find out who’s in prison at this facility?  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The prison’s address and phone number.  Sending money and mail.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Bridgewater State Hospital
State: Massachusetts
County: Plymouth
DOC: Massachusetts Department of Corrections

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Contact Information

Here you will find the mailing address and street address for Bridgewater State Hospital. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner there, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below before you mail a package or letter to an inmate to learn how to properly address the package or letter, and follow the appropriate procedure for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t use the correct protocol, it could not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Bridgewater State Hospital
20 Administration Road 
Bridgewater MA, 2324

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Bridgewater State Hospital
20 Administration Road 
Bridgewater MA, 2324

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (508) 279-4500
Fax:

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Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures information further down on this page before you go to visit an inmate here.

Bridgewater State Hospital
20 Administration Road 
Bridgewater MA, 2324

Directions

Directions to Bridgewater State Hospital

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Phone Number

Bridgewater State Hospital prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call inmates, but, there are cases when it may be useful to know the telephone number to the facility.
(508) 279-4500

Bridgewater State Hospital inmates may be able to make calls using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t get to send a fax to prisoners, but there are times when it might be necessary to have the fax machine number to the prison.

Email Address

The email address below is the general email for Bridgewater State Hospital. You won’t be able to reach prisoners using this email. If you want to send an email to a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email heading below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Bridgewater State Hospital you must use an specific procedure to ensure that the email is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important rules that you have to follow when mailing a package or letter to a prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might not be received.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Bridgewater State Hospital employees will open and inspect all received general correspondence. Received general correspondence may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or monitor any problems having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the proper format for how you should address a package or letter to a state prisoner at Bridgewater State Hospital:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Bridgewater State Hospital
20 Administration Road 
Bridgewater MA, 2324

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank type account for prisoner money and for buying things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may deposit money to prisoner’s accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners money in the mail and have to send it to the address below and do so in accordance with the directions shows below:

The deposit have to be in the form of a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day holding period, during which the inmate will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that do not have correct prisoner info provided the envelope has an adequate return address. Cash and checks cannot be accepted for deposit so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are from time to time transported to different correctional facilities throughout the Massachusetts prison system, so you might need to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to find an state prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Massachusetts state prisons: Massachusetts State Prisons

Massachusetts Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Bridgewater State Hospital, make sure you be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Bridgewater State Hospital Visitation Guide

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Massachusetts prison has its own policies for visitation and they are changed frequently. The rules listed here could be out of date when you are reading this, so you should also check Bridgewater State Hospital’s official website to read the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will ensure every visitor signs the prison visitors log when they enter the visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of all visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state photo ID is acceptable.

For all of the things listed below, check the main Bridgewater State Hospital site as this info is updated often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

More information about Bridgewater State Hospital records coming.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Bridgewater State Hospital death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Section about Massachusetts parole coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Details about release procedures for Bridgewater State Hospital coming.

Inmate Programs

Bridgewater State Hospital Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Section about life at Bridgewater State Hospital to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

Bridgewater State Hospital news coming.

Photos

A photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Bridgewater State Hospital
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Bridgewater State Hospital.

If you have any photos of Bridgewater State Hospital that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, click here: Bridgewater State Hospital Jobs

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Website

The official website: Bridgewater State Hospital Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to share your story

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Family Resources

Information about Bridgewater State Hospital inmate family resources coming soon.

History

A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Bridgewater State Hospital inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Massachusetts State Prisons: Massachusetts State Prisons

Bridgewater State Hospital Links

The official website: Bridgewater State Hospital Website
Bridgewater State Hospital Jobs
Directions to Bridgewater State Hospital
Bridgewater State Hospital Programs
Visitation Procedures

Massachusetts Department of Corrections Links

Massachusetts Department of Corrections Main Website
Massachusetts Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Massachusetts Department of Corrections Prison Map
Massachusetts Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Massachusetts Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Massachusetts Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Massachusetts Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Massachusetts State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to Massachusetts State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Massachusetts State Prison Inmates
Massachusetts State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Bridgewater State Hospital

Have you ever been incarcerated in Bridgewater State Hospital? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this prison?

If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

Things you can include in your comment:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Activities and programs

If you are an inmate here, leave your address if you want to receive letters from people.


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