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

Berkshire Sheriff's Department

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The primary mission of the Berkshire County Sheriff's Department is to protect the public from criminal offenders by operating a safe, secure and progressive correctional facility while committing to crime prevention awareness in the community. We accomplish our mission by maintaining a safe, secure direct supervision correctional facility while upholding all national standards, laws and judicial decisions; exploring innovative and cost effective community correction alternatives to incarceration that ensures the efficiency of the Berkshire County Sheriff's Department; pursuing the fair and equitable treatment of inmates while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons; creating a just and fair environment that encourages positive behavior from criminal offenders; and seeking the highest level of professionalism, through support, motivation and training for all employees with accountability to the public we serve.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 37 S. 1-25 Sheriffs
MGL C. 127 S. 1-169 Officers and Inmates of Penal and Reformatory Institutions. Paroles and Pardons
MGL C. 34B S. 1-22 Abolition of County Government
MGL C. 126 S. 16 Care & Custody of Jails & Houses of Correction


103 CMR 900 County Correctional Facilities
105 CMR 451 Minimum Health & Sanitation Standards & Inspection Procedures for Correctional Facilities
105 CMR 590 Minimum Sanitation Standards for Food Establishments

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