Notice of hearings and proposed regulations

This page contains a notice of hearings and proposed regulations for the Department of Correction.

Notice of Hearing for 103 CMR 423, 103 CMR 425, and 103 CMR 430

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §2, the Department of Correction will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to:

103 CMR 423 – Restrictive Housing (Formerly Special Management)

103 CMR 425 – Placement Reviews in Secure Treatment Units (new regulation)

103 CMR 430 – Inmate Discipline

The hearing date is Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m at the Ashburton Café Function Room in the McCormack Building, One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108.    Speakers are requested to provide a written copy of their planned testimony. The Department encourages all interested parties to submit written comments electronically to Please submit electronic written testimony as an attached Word document or as text within the body of an email and type the name of the regulation in the subject line. All submissions must include the sender's full name and address. Parties who are unable to submit electronic written testimony should mail submissions to Kathleen Richard, Paralegal Specialist, Department of Correction, 70 Franklin Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02110. All written or oral comments submitted to the Department may be posted on the Department's website and released in response to a request for public records. All written testimony and comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on February 19, 2019.

A copy of the proposed amendments may be viewed on the Department's website,  or obtained from the Department’s Regulations Paralegal at 617-727-3300, ext. 1141.

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