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
Location Shirley, 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 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 Shirley, Massachusetts, in the United States. 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. 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.

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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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