• County jails

    The Executive Office of Public Safety provides addresses and contact information for county facilities in Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester counties. 

    Learn more about county government in Massachusetts. 

  • Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)

    Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) is a record of all criminal court appearances in Massachusetts for a particular individual, including arrests, convictions, dismissals, and serious violations.

  • Find a criminal offender

    To locate an offender within the Massachusetts Department of Correction you will need the following information:

    •  Last Name
    • First Name 
    • Commitment Number

           Then call (877) 421-8463.

           or you can look up inmate information on-line at: www.vinelink.com

    Please note the above website is not run by the Massachusetts Department of Correction. If you have any questions about it, please contact the support for that website.

    If you have any questions regarding the offender information contained within the site, please contact the Department of Correction Victim Services Unit at 978-369-3618 or toll free at 866-684-2846.

  • Parole

    In criminal justice systems, parole is the supervised release of a prisoner before the completion of their sentence in prison.

  • Probation

    An offender on probation is ordered to follow certain conditions set forth by the court, often under the supervision of a probation officer.

  • Sentencing guidelines

    These step-by-step guidelines are designed to help judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, probation personnel, and others concerned with fairness and balance when sentencing a convicted defendant.

  • Sex offenders

    This topic area details how to obtain information on sex offenders, information for sex offenders, and a list of wanted high risk sex offenders from the State Police.

  • State prisons

    State prisons are under the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Department of Correction.

  • Visitor dress code

    Visitors to state correctional facilities should be aware of what is required, what is allowed, what is not allowed, and what medication and medical devices are permitted.