Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center

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Souza Baranowski Correctional Center
Location Lancaster, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates 42°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
Status Operational
Security class Supermax
Capacity 1500 (Houses 1,237)
Opened September 30, 1998
Managed by Massachusetts Department of Correction
Director Bruce Gelb

Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center is a prison in Lancaster, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is a maximum security prison operated by the Massachusetts Department of Correction. It is close to Massachusetts Correctional Institution – Shirley, which is directly to the north, in Shirley. The prison opened on September 30, 1998 and is among the most technologically advanced prisons in the United States.[1]


  • Former NFL football player Aaron Hernandez was convicted on April 15, 2015 of the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. Following sentencing, Hernandez was transferred to Souza-Baranowski to carry out his life sentence without possibility of parole.[2]

Prison Address[edit]

Although the prison is physically located in Lancaster, it gets its mail through a post-office box in the nearby town of Shirley.[citation needed]

Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center
PO Box 8000
Shirley, MA 01464


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