Plymouth County Correctional Facility

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Plymouth County Correctional Facility
Location Plymouth, MA
Capacity 1,140 Inmates
Opened 1994 (1994)

Plymouth County Correctional Facility is a maximum-security prison located in Plymouth, Massachusetts Operated by the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department. The prison is the largest prison in Plymouth, and is much larger than the Massachusetts Correctional Institution - Plymouth, located in the Myles Standish State Forest. The prison is known for housing several celebrity inmates, most notably Survivor winner Richard Hatch, shoe-bomber Richard Reid, former President of Liberia Charles Taylor, reputed Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, as well as multiple murderer Gary Sampson, and former New England crime boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme.

Juveniles charged with murder and juveniles with adult sentences are held within a Massachusetts Department of Youth Services-operated facility inside the Plymouth County Correctional Facility.[1]


  1. ^ "Department of Youth Services Public Information Packet." Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. 3 (3/14). 2010. Retrieved on August 23, 2010.

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Coordinates: 41°55′55″N 70°39′04″W / 41.93194°N 70.65111°W / 41.93194; -70.65111