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We have established a comprehensive network of programming. Participation in any program is voluntary, however inmates are strongly encouraged to participate in as many programs as they can. Educational assessments take place upon commitment at MCI Cedar Junction or MCI Framingham. Most of our prisons include full-service general and law libraries staffed by professional librarians.
You can see a full listing of every program we offer to inmates in our Program Description Booklet.
Please refer to the Program Description Booklet above for more detailed information on work training programs.
Please refer to the Program Description Booklet above for more detailed information on general programming.
As the Commonwealth's prison industry program, MassCor offers inmates the opportunity to develop their professional skills and work ethic while providing affordable goods and services. MassCor employs approximately 500 offenders, managing 17 manufacturing operations within seven institutions. Some of the manufacturing includes:
Pre-Release inmates may be able to take part in the Work Release Program. This program:
Matches an inmate's skills with job opportunities in the community
Allows inmates to earn at least minimum wage
Gives an inmate work experience to make the employment process easier after release
To participate, an inmate must meet eligibility and be within 18 months of release or parole eligibility.