Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center – Massachusetts

Know someone in Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center?  Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center is a state correctional institution in the state prison system in Massachusetts.  This page tells you information about everything related to Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center,like:  How to do a prison inmate search.  How to visit Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center inmates.  The address and phone number.  Sending money and mail.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1996
State: Massachusetts
County: Middlesex County,
DOC: Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Security Level: Maximum)
Warden Name: Anthony Mendonsa,

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Contact Information

Below you will find the street address and mailing address for Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to a prisoner at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, and make sure to use the street address if you want to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information further down on this page if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate so that you properly address the letter or package, and use the right steps for mailing a letter or package. If you do not follow the correct steps, the letter or package might not get delivered.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center
1 Harvard Road 
Shirley MA, 1464

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center
PO Box 8000 
Shirley MA, 1464

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (978)514-6500
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections on this page if you are going to go to visit someone in prison at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center.

Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center
PO Box 8000 
Shirley MA, 1464

Directions

Directions to Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center

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Phone Number

Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center inmates don’t have phones, so you can’t call inmates, however, there are times when it may be necessary to have the phone number to the prison.
(978)514-6500

Inmates can sometimes make calls using:

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

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to the inmate, but there are times when it is necessary to know the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This is the general email for the prison. You can’t email inmates using this email. If you are going to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner you must use an specific process to ensure that the email message is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners can’t access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you must follow when sending postal mail to a state prisoner. If you don’t then the mail might not be received.

Before you send a package or letter, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center employees will open and inspect and read all received general mail. Received general mail is able to be read as frequently as deemed necessary to maintain security or monitor a particular problem confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you should address a package or letter to a state prison inmate at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center
1 Harvard Road 
Shirley MA, 1464

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which serves to provide a bank account for inmate money and for buying items not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can add funds into these accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send inmates money in postal mail and will have to send funds to the following address and follow the rules provided below:

The funds have to be in a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, in which the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that do not have valid inmate information provided the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash can’t be accepted for deposit so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are frequently transported to various prison facilities throughout the Massachusetts prison system, so sometimes you may have to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to find an Massachusetts 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 Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, be sure that you know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center Visitation Guide

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has its own policies for inmate visitation and these policies are changed frequently. The policies discussed here could be different now, so make sure to also check Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center’s website to get the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the prison visitors log upon entering the institution and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of visitors is required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state photo id is acceptable.

For everything listed below, read the official correctional facility website 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

Info about Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center records coming soon.

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

Section about Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center death row coming soon.

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

Parole

Information about Massachusetts parole procedures to be added later.

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

More information about getting released from Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Section about life at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center coming.

  • 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

A news section to be added later.

Photos

A photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center.

If you have any photos of Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a correctional facility job? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, go to: Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center Jobs

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Website

The official website: Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center 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.

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Family Resources

Details about resources for family members of inmates at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.

History

A section with the history of Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center 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

Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center Links

The official website: Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center Website
Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center Jobs
Directions to Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center
Programs for Inmates at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center
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 Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center

Have you ever been a prisoner at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center?

If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your prison experience because others can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are an inmate here, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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