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

Worcester Sheriff's Department

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The primary mission of the Worcester County Sheriff's Department is to protect society from criminal offenders through the safe detention of pre-trial detainees and the safe detention and rehabilitation of sentenced inmates. This mission is accomplished by providing educational, substance abuse and vocational program opportunities for inmates; exercising prudent management over facility resources; implementing policies, procedures and practices which are in compliance with applicable laws; striving to meet the Standards for County Correctional Facilities, the American Standards for Adult Local Detention Facilities and the Standards of the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare; and ensuring access to comprehensive post-incarceration resources, including but not limited to the Almost Home Program.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 34B Abolition of County Government
MGL C. 37 Sheriffs
MGL C. 111 S. 20 Public Health
MGL C. 111 S. 21 Public Health
MGL C. 126 Jails, Houses of Correction and Reformation, and County Industrial Farms


103 CMR 900 County correctional facilities
105 CMR 205 Department of Public Health
105 CMR 451 Department of Public Health
105 CMR 480 Department of Public Health
105 CMR 590 Department of Public Health

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