This is not the official budget document.

Budget Summary FY2012

Department of Correction
Data Current as of:  7/11/2011

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Organization Chart


The Massachusetts Department of Correction's mission is to promote public safety by managing offenders while providing care and appropriate programming in preparation for successful re-entry into the community.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 27 S. 1-7
Department of correction; commissioner; salary; qualifications
MGL C. 123 S. 35
Commitment of alcoholics or substance abusers
MGL C. 123A S. 1-16
Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Sexually Dangerous Persons
MGL C. 124 S. 1-10
Powers and duties of commissioner of correction
MGL C. 125 S. 1-21
Correctional Institutions of the Commonwealth.
MGL C. 127 S. 1-169
Officers and Inmates of Penal and Reformatory Institutions. Paroles and Pardons.
St. 2006 C. 139 S. 1
An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2007 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent


103 CMR 420
103 CMR 430
Disciplinary Procedures
103 CMR 455
Prison Industries
103 CMR 900
County Correctional Facilities