Due to limited parking, it is advised that you use public transportation while visiting the House of Correction.
By Train Green Line
Take Green Line to the Copley Square stop. On Boylston Street when exiting the T Station, take the #10 Bus towards Andrew Station; Take this bus through the South End and Boston Medical Center area; You will get off bus stop on Massachusetts Avenue in Newmarket Square (near McDonald’s); Bradston Street is off of Southhampton Street. The House of Correction is located at 20 Bradston Street. | Greeen Line MBTA map |
Take the Red Line to Andrew Station; Take the #10 bus to Southhampton Street; Take a right onto Bradston Street after Skipton’s pet store; The House of Correction is located at 20 Bradston Street and the Community Corrections Center is at 33 Bradston Street. | Red Line MBTA map |
By Car From the North
Take 93 S to the MASS. AVE. Exit #18; Take a right at the first set of lights; At the second set of lights, at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Blvd. ,turn left on Mass. Ave; Continue past McDonald’s on your left to a flashing yellow light; Turn left and proceed one block to another flashing yellow light; Turn left again onto Southampton Street; Take the second right onto Bradston Street, just before the Expressway entrance ramp. It is your first right after Skipton’s pet store.
From the South
Take 93 N to the ANDREW STATION AND SOUTHAMPTON STREET EXIT #16; Go left onto Southampton Street and follow over the bridge continuing straight past MBTA police headquarters on your right; Continue to Bradston Street, third street on right just before expressway entrance and after Bubbles Car Wash.
From the West
Take Mass Pike East, Take 93 South to the MASS. AVE. Exit #18; Take a right at the first set of lights; At the second set of lights, at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Blvd. , turn left on Mass. Ave.; Continue past McDonald’s on your left to a flashing yellow light; Turn left and proceed one block to another flashing yellow light; Turn left again onto Southampton Street; Continue to Bradston Street, third street on right just before expressway entrance and after Bubbles Car Wash.
Suffolk County House of Correction Visiting Information:
House of Correction Visiting Policies
The following is provided as general information and does not detail all established visiting rules.
THESE RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Visitors should not come to the House of Correction without having scheduled an appointment in advance.
Approved visitors must arrive at the House of Correction 1 hour prior to the start of their scheduled visit for processing.
It is a felony in Massachusetts for a person to deliver any article to an inmate without the permission of the Superintendent. It is also a felony to procure an article to be delivered or to possess it with the intent to deliver it or to deposit or conceal it with the intent for an inmate to obtain it. Any person who carries or attempts to carry any article into the facility without the expressed consent of the Department is subject to arrest, prosecution and/or loss of visiting privileges. All inmates are eligible to receive visits; Depending on the inmate’s status, he/she may be eligible to receive up to three visits per week and one visit per day. Each visit can last up to one hour within the limits of the scheduled visiting hours. Any visitor who appears to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance will not be allowed to enter the facility. Visitor Requirements In the fall of 2004, a collaboration between the Sheriff’s Department and Boston Medical Center resulted in a survey being conducted among inmates, visitors and staff. All of the groups surveyed voiced concerns focusing on children visiting. In an attempt to balance security and access to inmate visits, we have determined that we will enact important operational changes to the visiting protocol.
The visitor registration process has been restructured beginning October 3, 2005. At this time, contact visits resumed under new guidelines that will include important safeguards.
Visitor Selection cards have been distributed to all inmates. Each inmate will have the opportunity to designate up to 3 adults from whom they wish to receive personal visits. Each visitor will be required to complete an application and will be subject to a criminal records check as well as an identification check. Applicants may have to provide additional documentation as requested. We hope that this change reduces the amount of time that visitors have to wait to come into the facility.
Visitor applications will be available at the lobby registration desk, daily between 3-11pm only. Each visitor application must be returned for processing with copy of their identification card and a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE). The application processing may take up to 10 days and the applicant will be notified of their visiting status via US Mail.
Visitors must make an appointment to visit inmates and children will only be allowed on institution property until 6:00 p.m. No children will be allowed at the 6:30 or 8:15 visiting periods.
Visiting Rules Visitors shall listen to and follow all orders of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department personnel. Failure to comply with their directions will result in the termination of your visit. Visits conducted in the Contact Visiting room are limited to TWO (2) adults and TWO (2) children. One of the children must be able to fit on your lap. Visits conducted in the Non Contact visiting rooms are limited to ONE (1) adult and ONE (1) small child up to age five.
Visitors are expected to closely supervise their children while on the premises. Children should not be left unattended at any time. A visit shall be terminated if a child is ill, is disruptive, unruly, or disturbing other visitors.
Visitors are expected to behave in a manner that is not offensive to others. Offensive language or inappropriate physical contact is cause for termination of the visit.
There is no kissing of any kind while in the visiting room. During the visit, visitors and inmates shall remain seated in separate seats and are required to keep their hands visible at all times.
All visitors’ personal property (wallet, pocket book, money, cell phone, etc.) are not allowed beyond the main lobby. Personal property may be secured in the lockers located in the main lobby. No article other than the orange locker key is allowed in the visiting room. No article is to be passed to the inmate at any time. Any person entering this facility is subject to being searched. Any person who refuses to be searched will not be allowed to visit and will be asked to leave. Identification Requirements A valid and current PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CARD i.e., Massachusetts Driver’s License, Massachusetts Identification card, or Passport is required for all adults. Children under the age of 18 are considered minors and must be accompanied by a parent or documented legal guardian unless a completed minor consent form is presented. All minors must have an original birth certificate while on visiting and on our premises.
Application for visiting privileges from individuals that meet one or more of the following will not be granted:
The applicant has been confined to a penal facility within the past six months; The applicant has a criminal complaint pending; The applicant is a convicted felon who, as a condition of probation, is prohibited from associating with other felons; and/or; The applicant is the “victim/witness” of any individual incarcerated at the facility; The applicant has an active restraining order (MGL c. 209A/CORI-A) issued against any individual incarcerated at the facility. Any applicant with a prior felony conviction or with an incarceration history with the Department may submit a written request for visiting privileges through the office of the Superintendent. Approval of the request must be granted before visitation privileges are granted.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.