Massachusetts Department of Correction Donates Computers to Timilty Middle School Boston-June 8 at 9am
WHERE: James P. Timilty Middle School, 205 Roxbury Street, Roxbury 02119
WHEN: Monday, June 8 at 9am
WHO: Mary Elizabeth Heffernan, Undersecretary for Criminal Justice, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Harold W. Clarke , Commissioner, Mass. Dept. of Correction
Veronica Madden , DOC Deputy Commissioner of Classification, Program & Reentry
Carolyn Vicari , DOC Director of Inmate Training & Education
Valerie Lowe , Principal, Timilty Middle School
Students at Timilty Middle School
BACKGROUND: The Computers for Schools Program trains inmates to upgrade computers that are donated by large corporations and businesses. The largest donation received since the Computers for Schools Program began in 1997 was when the Massachusetts Trial Court donated 1,200 computers when it upgraded its system.
With this donation, the DOC Computers for Schools Program has donated approximately 3,870 computers to classrooms throughout the Commonwealth since 1997 . The restorations involve the conversion of a computer that is a Pentium 3 or faster as well as the installation of a CD-ROM drive and sound cards. DOC provides the CPU, monitor, keyboard and mouse. At an estimated cost of $200-$250 for a refurbished computer, this program has saved school districts between $774,000 to $967,500.