Bay State Correctional Center

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Bay State Correctional Center
Bay State Correctional Center is located in Massachusetts
Bay State Correctional Center
Location in Massachusetts
LocationNorfolk, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°07′03″N 71°18′00″W / 42.11750°N 71.30000°W / 42.11750; -71.30000Coordinates: 42°07′03″N 71°18′00″W / 42.11750°N 71.30000°W / 42.11750; -71.30000
StatusClosed
Security classMedium
Capacity266 (Housed 314)
Overcrowding rate: 123%
Opened1977
Closed2015
Managed byMassachusetts Department of Correction
DirectorSuperintendent Donald Levesque

Bay State Correctional Center (BSCC) was a small, general population medium security facility that stood on the grounds of the original dormitory buildings of Massachusetts Correctional Institution – Norfolk. It housed both long and short term inmates and many inmates who were elderly because the entire facility was handicapped accessible. The facility was officially opened in 1977, to combat prison overcrowding rates, with an original capacity of 72 inmates. BSCC was under the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Department of Correction.

As of April 2015, the state moved forward with plans to move inmates out and close the facility to save money. [1] As of December 2015, the facility was officially closed.

Prison Address[edit]

Bay State Correctional Center
28 Clark Street
P.O. BOX 73
Norfolk, MA 02056
Phone: (508)668-1687

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hand, Jim (25 March 2015). "Plans under way to move inmates out of Bay State Correctional Center in Norfolk". Sun Chronicle. Retrieved 25 July 2016.