Visiting Hours | Dress Code


A. Inmates who are medically determined to be in critical condition, imminent danger of death, terminally ill or admitted on a long-term basis may be permitted to have visits.

Long Term Admission will be defined as anyone that is admitted for more than three (3) weeks to include Terminal Illness / Critical Condition.

Only (1) visit per week will be authorized for inmates that meet the long-term requirement. Inmates requesting permission for a visit will do so by completing the attached form to the superintendent through the Shift Commander. Form 103 CMR 483

A copy of the institution's visiting rules and procedures shall be made available to any visitor who requests one.

The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital (Department of Correction) is located at 170 Morton Street, Jamaica Plain, Ma. The Correction Unit is located on floor number eight (8), North side of the building.

Directions to the hospital, information on public transportation, and the hospital shuttle schedule are attached.

A copy of the free Shattuck Hospital Shuttle schedule, which connects with the MBTA Orange Line, shall be posted in the lobby of the hospital.

All visits will be scheduled twenty four (24) hours in advance for one (1) time period by calling 617-522-7584 ext.133 or 617-971-3384.

The maximum number of visitors per inmate allowed on any one day is two.

Visits will be limited to a one-hour period per inmate.

A two-hour visit may be scheduled for visitors traveling over 75 miles. Visitors should inform the officer when booking the visit that they are requesting a two-hour visit because of travel distance.

The SHCU visiting hours on 8 North are as follows:

Monday through Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sunday/Saturday 1:30-2:30 PM / 3:30 to 7:30 PM

Visiting days and times may be subject to change. Please call the facility to verify visiting schedules.