- Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
- Massachusetts Department of Correction
Media Contact for Carol Mici Appointed to Serve as Commissioner of the Department of Correction
Felix Browne, Communications Director
Boston, MA — Secretary of Public Safety and Security Thomas Turco today announced that Carol A. Mici has been appointed Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC), the state agency that operates sixteen correctional facilities employing more than 4,500 staff responsible for the custody and care of approximately 8,500 inmates. She has served as Acting Commissioner since December 2018.
“Carol Mici is well known for her dedication to the job and for the tremendous expertise she has built up over her career at the DOC,” said Secretary Turco. “I look forward to continuing our good work together as she carries out the important mission of this agency which is so critical to public safety in the Commonwealth.”
“I am proud to take on the responsibility of leading this Department,” said Commissioner Mici. “This agency has many professionals whom I have had the privilege to work with over the years and I know they are dedicated to achieving the agency’s goals. Staff have all been trained on the provisions of the Criminal Justice Reform Act and are working diligently to ensure that these major criminal justice reforms are being implemented throughout the DOC.”
About Commissioner Carol Mici:
Carol Mici began her career as a Correctional Program Officer in the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) in 1987. Mici worked her way up, joining the executive staff as Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Classification in 2008. In May of 2016, she was promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Clinical Services and Reentry. Commissioner Mici holds a Bachelor of Arts from Westfield State University with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Criminal Justice. She also holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Suffolk University, Cum Laude. She is a professional member of the American Correctional Association (ACA) as well as the Association of Correctional State Administrators (ASCA); a graduate of the Executive Excellence Program with the National Institute of Corrections; a participating member of the Massachusetts Correctional Legal Education panel; a Consultant for the National Institute of Corrections, and works with several agencies and Sheriff’s Departments across the Commonwealth to promote the vision and mission of the DOC.