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Programs Available at This Facility
 

Alcoholics Anonymous: A volunteer facilitated working support program where inmates learn about triggers to their behavior, understand past behavior and learn how to build a new, healthier sober lifestyle. This program is facilitated at MCI Cedar Junction and MCI Shirley Minimum.

Anger Management: Volunteer facilitated program designed to help inmates identify and begin to deal with the root causes of their anger. This program is facilitated at MCI Cedar Junction.

Celebrate Recovery Program: A volunteer facilitated discussion oriented program designed to help inmates learn the steps necessary to break the cycle of addiction and have hope and faith towards long-term sobriety and serenity. This program is facilitated at MCI Cedar Junction.

Christian 12 Step : DOC Chaplain facilitated AA & NA program that incorporates Christian principles. This program is facilitated at MCI Cedar Junction.

Deep and Simple Group: Volunteer facilitated program based on the books "Deep and Simple" and "We're All Doing Time" by Bo Lozoff. It is a discussion-orientated program that is intended to help inmates come to terms with longtime incarceration as well as develop a sense of purpose and self-worth. The program also encourages the pro-social development of spiritual growth. Inmates who are aware of their own anger and substance abuse issues are targeted for participation. This program is facilitated at MCI Cedar Junction.

Emotional Awareness and Healing: Volunteer coordinated program designed to foster emotional and spiritual growth and promote responsibility and accountability toward ones self and others. Inmates are also taught skills to reduce disruptive behavior. This program is facilitated at Bay State Correctional Center, MCI Cedar Junction, MCI Concord, MCI Shirley, North Central Correctional Institution, North Central Correctional Institution - Minimum Unit, Northeastern Correctional Center and Souza Baranowski Correctional Center.

Fitness Program: Volunteer facilitated, in cell video program designed to provide inmates with fitness education and enhance physical wellbeing. This program is available at MCI Cedar Junction.

Heart to Heart: Staff facilitated program designed for the inmate to look within himself, understand his feelings and learn how to communicate from the heart to others. This program is facilitated at MCI Cedar Junction

In-Cell Video Program: Staff coordinated program for which a comprehensive video library has been established to enable inmates to access substance abuse, life skills, anger management and other programming. This program is available a MCI Cedar Junction.

Jericho Circle Project: Volunteer facilitated group that targets a variety of criminogenic risk factors that are pre-cursors to criminal behavior in an effort to develop integrity, accountability and emotional intelligence. This program is facilitated at MCI Cedar Junction and Bay State Correctional Center. This program is facilitated at Bay State Correctional Center, Bridgewater State Hospital and MCI Cedar Junction.

New Freedom Program: An educational and therapeutic substance abuse and behavioral health in-cell study program which addresses coping skills, risk factor management and relapse prevention. This program is facilitated at MCI Cedar Junction.

Parent Support Group: Volunteer facilitated program, designed to help the inmate improve family and parent/child relationships through a greater understanding of self and the dynamics of the relationships in the family. This program is facilitated at MCI Cedar Junction.

Prison Fellowship Basic Bible Study: Volunteer facilitated Bible Study session for the purpose of providing inmates with opportunities for spiritual growth and health This program is facilitated at MCI Cedar Junction.

Prison Fellowship Fatherheart: Volunteer facilitated program designed to assist inmates in developing the skills needed to improve their relationships/develop healthy relationships with their families using Holy Scriptures. This program is facilitated at MCI Cedar Junction.