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Public Notice 

8/23/2021 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Public Notice of Contraband Interdiction System Activation

Press Release

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

Press Release

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.

Press Release

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.

Press Release

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

Press Release

Personal Visits Resume at Some DOC Facilities in Line with Public Health Guidance 

7/17/2020 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Personal Visits Resumed at Two Facilities Last Week and Two More This Week; Attorney Visits Remain Ongoing

Press Release

DOC Meets Universal COVID-19 Testing Goal 

6/04/2020 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Strategic Mobile Testing to Continue

Press Release

DOC Expands Health and Safety Measures Across All Facilities Statewide 

4/04/2020 Massachusetts Department of Correction

The department has now implemented additional measures department-wide to further reduce avenues for COVID-19 introduction or transmission.

Press Release

Massachusetts Treatment Center Taking Heightened Precautions  

3/21/2020 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Inmate Tests Positive for Coronavirus

News

UPDATED: DOC TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS FAMILY AND FRIEND VISITS AT FACILITIES STATEWIDE 

3/12/2020 Massachusetts Department of Correction

Effective immediately, family and friend visits have been temporarily suspended at each of the State’s 16 correctional facilities.

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April 2020 Civil Service Exams 

1/08/2020 Massachusetts Department of Correction

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