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

6/21/2022 Massachusetts Department of Correction

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AG’s Office Issues Warning About Scams Targeting Friends and Family of Incarcerated People 

5/02/2022 Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

Partnering With Massachusetts Department of Correction, Prisoners’ Legal Services, and Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association in Providing Tips on How to Protect Against Fraud

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DOC Announces Plan to Suspend Housing Operations at MCI-Cedar Junction 

4/07/2022 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Two-year reorganization strategy to enhance operational efficiency and cost-savings solutions amid historic low prison population

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Updates for 2022 Correctional Program Officer A/B Exam 

2/20/2022 Civil Service

Eligible List Establishment Date: July 1, 2022

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Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Announces Pilot Program for the Use of Body-Worn Cameras by Correctional Officers at the Massachusetts Department of Correction 

1/27/2022 Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

New Initiative Aims to Increase Overall Safety and Advance Transparency and Accountability

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Governor Baker Activates National Guard to Support School Testing & Contingency Planning at DOC 

10/12/2021 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

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Public Notice 

8/23/2021 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Public Notice of Contraband Interdiction System Activation

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DOC Announces Initial Steps Toward Elimination of Restrictive Housing 

6/29/2021 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Multi-year process will follow independent report to inform structural changes

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DOC TO RESUME IN-PERSON VISITS NEXT WEEK WITH CONTINUED HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS 

5/28/2021 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Visitation will again be in place across all department facilities beginning on June 1, 2021.

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Personal Visits Resume at Minimum and Pre-Release Facilities in Line with Public Health Guidance 

5/04/2021 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Personal Visits Resumed at Four Facilities; Attorney Visits Remain Ongoing

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Application Deadlines Fast Approaching for CO and CPO Civil Service Exams 

1/21/2021 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Taking the Civil Service exam is the first step to a rewarding career as a correctional professional in the Massachusetts Department of Correction.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plan To Begin Vaccinations for Congregate Care Facilities, Updates to Phase Two  

1/13/2021 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

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DOC IMPLEMENTS MODIFIED OPERATIONS AT FACILITIES STATEWIDE 

11/14/2020 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Is Ongoing for All Inmates and Staff

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DOC Implements Health Protocols to Resume Safe In-Person Visits Next Week 

9/24/2020 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Visitation will again be in place across all department facilities beginning on September 28

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2020 Correctional Program Officer A/B Exam Update! 

7/22/2020 Civil Service

List Established August 15, 2020

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