Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center

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Souza Baranowski Correctional Center
Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center is located in Massachusetts
Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center
Location in Massachusetts
LocationLancaster, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates42°31′24″N 71°38′53″W / 42.52333°N 71.64806°W / 42.52333; -71.64806Coordinates: 42°31′24″N 71°38′53″W / 42.52333°N 71.64806°W / 42.52333; -71.64806
Security classSupermax
Capacity1,024 (Houses 1,042)
OpenedSeptember 30, 1998
Managed byMassachusetts Department of Correction
DirectorSuperintendent Steven Silva

Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center is a maximum security prison in Lancaster, Massachusetts. It is operated by the Massachusetts Department of Correction. It is close to the medium-security prison Massachusetts Correctional Institution – Shirley, which is directly to the north in Shirley proper. Souza-Baranowski opened on September 30, 1998 and is among the most technologically advanced prisons in the United States.[1] Currently, the facility houses just over 1,000 maximum-security adult-male inmates.
The prison is named in honor of two corrections officers, James Souza, 29, and Alfred Baranowski, 54, who were shot in July 1972 by an inmate whose wife had smuggled in handguns into what was then the Norfolk Prison Colony.

Notable inmates[edit]



*Indicates inmate died while in custody


As referred above, the prison is physically located in Lancaster, however it gets its mail through a post-office box in the nearby town of Shirley.[1]


  1. ^ a b Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. Accessed May 2015.

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