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Programs Available at This Facility
 

African America Cultural Studies Series: Lecture series on African American History, Law, Economics and Art. This program is facilitated at Northeastern Correctional Center.

Alternatives to Violence (AVP): A volunteer facilitated program that teaches inmates how to reduce violence by introducing alternative ways of resolving conflict resulting in a diminished need to resort to violence. Workshops focus on conflict resolution. This program is facilitated at MCI Concord, MCI Shirley, North Central Correctional Institution, North Central Correctional Institution - Minimum Unit, Northeastern Correctional Center, Old Colony Correctional Center and Souza Baranowski Correctional Center.

American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Courses: Program providing inmates information and training about First Aid and CPR. This program is facilitated at Northeastern Correctional Center.

Anger Management Education: Six-week program that focuses on managing anger and preventing violence. This program is facilitated at Northeastern Correctional Center.

Art Program: Vendor facilitated programming. Inmates learn skills in different art modalities and the opportunity to work on individual projects. The goal of this programming is to encourage inmates to develop self-esteem and self-awareness through the expressive arts. This program is facilitated at Bay State Correctional Center, Massachusetts Treatment Center and Northeastern Correctional Center.

Chess Club: Staff supervised program where inmates learn how to play chess, tournaments are also held. This program provides a structured environment where chess enthusiasts from beginners to advanced players can learn more about the aspects of the game. This program is facilitated at Bay State Correctional Center, MCI Norfolk, Northeastern Correctional Center and Old Colony Correctional Center..

Christian Action Fellowship Program : A weekly ecumenical fellowship conducted by volunteers designed to foster Christian attitudes & growth and provide a forum in which spiritual issues can be discussed. This program is facilitated at Northeastern Correctional Center.

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.

 

Family Day Program: Offered four times per year, volunteer's design structured activities that allow inmates to interact with their children. This program is facilitated at Northeastern Correctional Center.

Family Relations: Offered quarterly, volunteers teach parenting and interpersonal communication skills. This program is facilitated at Northeastern Correctional Center.

Father's Parenting Program: Volunteer facilitated 12-week course consisting of classes in moral and legal responsibilities of fatherhood. This program is facilitated at MCI Concord, MCI Shirley, Northeastern Correctional Center and Souza Baranowski Correctional Center.

Healthy Survival Skills: Short-term program that teaches skills to reduce stress and assist inmates in eliminating negative thoughts and behavior. A smoking cessation component is also included. This program is facilitated at MCI Concord and Northeastern Correctional Center.

Jehovah's Witness Bible Study Program: Staff supervised, volunteer facilitated program during which Jehovah Witness volunteers meet with inmates to conduct a Bible Study session for the purpose of providing further opportunities for spiritual growth and health. This program is facilitated at Bay State Correctional Center, MCI Concord and Northeastern Correctional Center.

Job Search: Eight-week program designed to prepare inmates for job searching upon release. Topics include developing realistic expectations, utilizing employment resources, identifying interests, skills and values and preparing for interviews. This program is facilitated at Northeastern Correctional Center.

Music Theory Program: Staff supervised program that enables participants to learn basic music theory, comprehension and practice. Inmates join bands to rehearse and perform. In cell use of instruments varies among facilities. It is often limited to those inmates that can be utilized with headphones and do not disrupt the housing unit. This program is facilitated at Bridgewater State Hospital, Massachusetts Treatment Center, MCI Norfolk, MCI Shirley, North Central Correctional Institution, North Central Correctional Institution - Minimum Unit, Northeastern Correctional Center and Old Colony Correctional Center.

National Education for Assistant Dog Services-Puppy Program: An 18-month program designed to utilize inmate handlers to teach dogs basic obedience and other skills needed to prepare them for future "careers" as Service Dogs assisting people who are physically disabled. Following their training with the inmates, the dogs will then learn the more advanced Service Dog skills at NEADS' National Assistance Dog Training Campus in Princeton, MA. This program is facilitated at MCI Framingham, North Central Correctional Center - Minimum Unit, Northeastern Correctional Center, Pondville Correctional Center and MCI Plymouth.

Nutrition Series: Program at NECC consisting of three workshops: Weight Loss without Starvation; Diet for a Healthy Heart; and Power Eating - Building Muscle Not Fat. This program is facilitated at Northeastern Correctional Center.

Parenting/Family Services: Volunteers and staff provide programs, which range from skill building, basic education, and reintegration information to support groups. This program is facilitated at MCI Framingham, MCI Norfolk, MCI Plymouth, MCI Shirley, North Central Correctional Institution, North Central Correctional Institution - Minimum Unit, Northeastern Correctional Center, South Middlesex Correctional Center and Souza Baranowski Correctional Center.

Poetry, Writing and Book Discussion Workshop: Staff facilitated program that allows inmates to read and write poems and other forms of writing, listen to one another's writing, and revise their own work. This program is facilitated at Northeastern Correctional Center.

Self Help/Twelve Step Programs: Volunteer facilitated substance abuse support groups based on abstinence. Self Help/Twelve-step programming includes Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Al Anon. Programming is available in both Spanish and English. This program is facilitated at Bay State Correctional Center, Boston Pre-release Center, Bridgewater State Hospital, Massachusetts Treatment Center, MCI Concord, MCI Framingham, MCI Norfolk, MCI Plymouth, MCI Shirley, North Central Correctional Institution, North Central Correctional Institution - Minimum Unit, Northeastern Correctional Center, Old Colony Correctional Center, Old Colony Correctional Center - Minimum Unit, Pondville Correctional Center, South Middlesex Correctional Center and Souza Baranowski Correctional Center.

Spanish Bible Study : Chaplain and/or volunteer facilitated Spanish Bible study. This program is facilitated at Northeastern Correctional Center.

Toastmasters: Public speaking program that enables inmates to develop more effective communication skills. Through a series of presentations, inmates learn to express thoughts in a clear and non-threatening manner. Toastmasters are an internationally recognized organization. This program is facilitated at Bay State Correctional Center, MCI Norfolk, MCI Shirley, Northeastern Correctional Center, Old Colony Correctional Center and Souza Baranowski Correctional Center.