Massachusetts State Jails

Massachusetts Jail Information:

The state of Massachusetts got its name from an Algonquian Indian word which means “a big hilly place”. It’s the sixth state that was formed in the United States of America and was formed on the 6th of February, 1788. Boston is the capital of Massachusetts. Massachusetts is the 44th biggest state of America, spread over an area of 10,555 square miles. The 13th most populated state of America is also Massachusetts having a population of 6,349,097 people. The residents of Massachusetts are called Massachusettsans. The major industries set up in this state include fishing, tourism, education, publishing, electronics and textile.

Total Population:

6,600,000

Population in Jail:

13,028

Percentage Ratio:

0.197%
Massachusetts State is ranked top ten safest states with lowest inarcaration rates based on total population.
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Additional Information on Massachusetts Jails:

The Massachusetts State Jail is under the control of the Massachusetts Correctional Institution. Framingham is the portion of the Massachusetts Correctional Institution which is especially for the female law offenders of the state. Framingham is a huge town which is situations somewhere in the middle of Boston and Worcester. This is where the female law offender’s prison is located. Its official name is MCI Framingham though it once was called the Framingham State Prison. The MCI Framingham prison falls in the category of medium – security correctional facility. Among all the female law offenders correctional facilities that exist in the United States this one is known to be the oldest. It was first built and recognized in 1877 as the Framingham prison for female offenders.

 

The Massachusetts State Jail houses three types of prisoners. First are the state of Massachusetts law offenders, second is the country offenders and finally the offenders still waiting for their sentence. According to a survey those inmates in the Massachusetts State Jail that are there for non – violent crimes are sixty-three percent whereas most of the others are convicted for drug related violations. Amongst all the female law offenders some are held in the Boston area at the Boston’s South Bay House of Correction.