Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center
|Location||Lancaster, Massachusetts, United States|
|Capacity||1,024 (Houses 1,042)|
|Opened||September 30, 1998|
|Managed by||Massachusetts Department of Correction|
|Director||Superintendent 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. 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.
*Indicates inmate died while in custody
- Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. Accessed May 2015.