Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Department of Correction

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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
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 department 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.


103 CMR 420 Classification
103 CMR 430 Inmate Discipline
103 CMR 455 Correctional Industries
103 CMR 900 County Correctional Facilities



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