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Correctional Facility Tour – MCI-Norfolk
Tuesday, April 28, 2015|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Please join us for a walk-through of the inner workings of the following correctional facilities, as well as a general overview of how the Department of Correction works from DOC Leadership and Staff. Judges will learn pertinent information on intake, assessment, classification, offender programs, opportunities for treatment, discipline, medical care, reentry, etc., as well as gain insight into the lives of inmates serving sentences in state prisons.
MCI-Norfolk is a medium security facility with an average daily population of approximately 1,500 inmates. MCI-Norfolk is the largest facility of its type in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Though it is rated medium security, MCI-Norfolk has a maximum security perimeter, enclosing an area of 35 acres. Originally opened as the first ‘community-based’ prison in the United States, the history and background of MCI-Norfolk is detailed and fascinating.