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Milestone Achieved: Massachusetts Department of Correction Successfully Concludes Housing Operations at MCI-Concord  

7/17/2024 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Facility closure saves nearly $16 million in operating costs and provides new opportunities to invest in staffing and programs by consolidating resources

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Massachusetts Department of Correction Launches Innovative Emerging Adult Program for Incarcerated Women to Support Successful Reentry 

6/17/2024 Massachusetts Department of Correction

MCI-Framingham’s New P.E.A.C.E. Unit Provides Specialized Programming to Advance Education, Strengthen Life and Parenting Skills, and Access Transformative Mentoring

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Massachusetts Department of Correction Completes Implementation of Tablet Initiative to Enhance Educational Programming for Incarcerated Population  

6/13/2024 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Correctional Education Innovation Supports Successful Reentry, Expands Access to Academic, Vocational, and Self-Enrichment Courses

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Public Safety Interns Begin their 2024 Summer of Service 

6/04/2024 Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security welcomes cohort of more than 50 diverse young professionals

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27th Massachusetts Correctional Employee of the Year Ceremony Honors State and County Officials 

5/15/2024 Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

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Massachusetts Department of Correction Selects VitalCore Health Strategies as New Independent Health Care Partner  

5/10/2024 Massachusetts Department of Correction

DOC Selects New Independent Health Care Partner to Deliver Comprehensive Patient Health Care Services for Residents Living at 10 State Correctional Facilities

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Massachusetts Department of Correction Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 

4/24/2024 Massachusetts Department of Correction

DOC Holds Ceremony to Support Survivors and Announce Expansion of Restorative Justice Initiative

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Massachusetts Department of Correction Recidivism Study Demonstrates Programming Impact on Lasting Rehabilitation 

3/14/2024 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Recidivism rate decreases by more than half for formerly incarcerated individuals who complete substance use treatment programs and attain high school equivalency credentials

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Retirement of Massachusetts Department of Correction Commissioner Carol Mici 

3/04/2024 Massachusetts Department of Correction

DOC Chief of Staff Shawn Jenkins to serve as Interim Commissioner

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Effective May 1, 2024 - Privileged Mail Processing Changes  

2/22/2024 Massachusetts Department of Correction

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DOC Announces Plan to Conclude Operations at MCI-Concord 

1/24/2024 Massachusetts Department of Correction

The Administration’s proposed FY25 budget proposal allows DOC to enhance operational efficiency and deepen investments in programming and educational opportunities

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Massachusetts Department of Correction Implements No Cost Calls 

12/01/2023 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Initiative ensures equitable access to sustained communication between incarcerated individuals and their loved ones

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Vending Machine Transition 

10/13/2023 Massachusetts Department of Correction

MADOC is in the process of transitioning vending machines to a credit/debit system.

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Effective October 10, 2023 - Privileged Mail Processing Changes  

8/10/2023 Massachusetts Department of Correction

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New Public-Private Partnership Delivers Support to Incarcerated Individuals Navigating the Parole Process and Returning to the Community 

7/21/2023 Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

Pilot program to assist parole petitioners with parole hearing preparation, development of strong transition plans, and access to community support