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
Location Norfolk, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°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
Status Closed
Security class Medium
Capacity 266 (Housed 314)
Overcrowding rate: 123%
Opened 1977
Closed 2014
Managed by Massachusetts Department of Correction
Director Superintendent 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.