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Updated on: January 29, 2024
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Massachusetts State Prison – Shirley


Harvard RoadPO Box 1218, Shirley, MA, 01464

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This facility in Massachusetts is Maximum Security, and as such there are a lot of rules and regulations governing it. The inmates at the Massachusetts State Prison – Shirley are serving long sentences for a different offenses, or some might be serving a shorter sentence if they have been transferred from another facility for disciplinarian reasons. The facility houses about 485 inmates at any given time.

Massachusetts State Prison – Shirley — General Information

Facility Name Massachusetts State Prison - Shirley
Facility Type State Prison
Authority Massachusetts Department of Correction
Capacity 485
Address Harvard RoadPO Box 1218, Shirley, MA, 01464
Phone 978-425-4341
City Shirley
Postal Code 1464
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex County
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Sending a Mail/Care Package

This policy online outlines the rules and regulations for sending mail to inmates. Generally, know that you can send letters and postcards to inmates, but do not send any contraband or sexually provocative material. Letters will be opened and screen by the Massachusetts State Prison - Shirley staff.

Sending Money

Inmates at the Massachusetts State Prison - Shirley are generally permitted to hold money in a commissary account. They can use this money to purchase commissary items or subscribe to periodicals. There are kiosks available to the inmates to access their account balances.

You can send money to an inmate’s account by sending a check, bank draft or money order to:

Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Inmate Accounts Office
Harvard RoadPO Box 1218, Shirley, MA, 01464

You should make the check or money order out to Massachusetts Department of Corrections and include the inmate’s name and ID# on the memo line of the check.

You can also deposit money to an inmate online or by calling toll free 978-425-4341.

Phone calls

While inmates at the Massachusetts State Prison - Shirley cannot receive incoming calls they can be setup with an account to make phone calls. Set up an account an ADVANCE PAY pre-paid account. Inmates are permitted to make phone calls lasting in duration up to 20 minutes.

For more assistance on setting up a phone account for an inmate call 978-425-4341 or 978-425-4341.


Start by reading the visitation guidelines online. You will need to plan to make arrangements ahead of time for a visit, as visitation rights can be restricted. If inmates do not have restrictions, they will be able to receive visitors three different times per week. The timeslots depend on where the inmates are housed, and you should ask those questions while arranging your visit.

You will need to clear a background check before visiting. You need to be on a visitor’s list before scheduling your visit. You can call the Massachusetts State Prison - Shirley to inquire about being placed on a visitor’s list.

Visiting Hours

Saturday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


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