Web Site:

www.mass.gov/doc

Organization Chart

Mission:

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:

Statutes

MGL C. 27 S. 1-7
Department of Correction
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.

Regulations

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