Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Correctional Unit

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Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Correctional Unit
LocationJamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates42°17′59″N 71°06′07″W / 42.29972°N 71.10194°W / 42.29972; -71.10194Coordinates: 42°17′59″N 71°06′07″W / 42.29972°N 71.10194°W / 42.29972; -71.10194
StatusOperational
Security classMedium
Capacity24
Population25 (as of January 2016)
Opened1974 (1974)
Managed byMassachusetts Department of Correction
DirectorSuperintendent Michael Devine
Street address180 Morton Street
CityJamaica Plain
State/provinceMassachusetts
ZIP Code02130
CountryUnited States

The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Correctional Unit is a 23 bed, medium security facility located on the eighth floor of the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. This facility serves as the primary acute medical care facility for inmates in the state prison system. This unit is under the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Department of Correction.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

The LSHCU was established in 1974 as a federally funded pilot program to serve as the DOC's acute care medical facility. The unit originally consisted of a seven bed ward on the eighth floor of the hospital. By 1979, the commonwealth took financial control of the facility from the federal government due to the success of the facility. Also by this time, the DOC entered into an agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to provide medical care to state inmates. In 1982, an out-patient clinic was constructed and in 1987, the last phase of the expansion of the eighth floor was completed. As of 2015, the facility has 23 beds and can also accommodate up to 100 out-patient inmates at any one time.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Correctional Unit". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Spotlight on LSHCU" (PDF). Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  3. ^ Massachusetts Department of Correction (August 2011). "Prison Population Trends 2010" (PDF). Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ Resnevic, Emily (12 November 2013). "Shattuck Partners aims to raise $50K for local hospital". Jamaica Plain Gazette.