States Alter System to Comply With Youthful Inmate Standard

By Audrey Arthur
(09/26/2013)
Massachusetts and Illinois are altering their juvenile justice and adult corrections departments in order to comply with the Youthful Inmate Standard of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

ACA Honors Massachusetts Jail


(04/11/2012)
The American Correctional Association (ACA) has awarded its highest score to the Berkshire County Jail and House of Corrections. The facility was awarded a score of 100 percent by the ACA report, according to Sheriff Thomas Bowler.

Massachusetts Gov. Seeks to Build Facilities for Elderly Inmates


(03/08/2012)
Prison is a place designed to keep law-breaking citizens behind bars, but Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick wants to build special facilities for elderly offenders to serve their final years away from the general population.

Mass. Correctional Project To Bid Soon


(04/26/2011)
CHICOPEE, Boston — The Division of Capital Asset Management will seek bids to expand the MA Regional Women’s Correctional Center in Chicopee.

Clarke to Lead Virginia DOC


(10/11/2010)
Harold Clarke, who previously served as commissioner of Massachusetts prisons, has been named as director of the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Clarke to Lead Virginia DOC


(10/11/2010)
Harold Clarke, who previously served as commissioner of Massachusetts prisons, has been named as director of the Virginia Department of Corrections.