How to Connect With an Inmate in MCI Cedar Junction

Connect With an Inmate How to Connect With an Inmate in MCI Cedar Junction

How to Connect with an Inmate in MCI Cedar Junction

MCI Cedar Junction is a maximum-security Massachusetts-based diagnostic and security reception center. Cedar Junction is also the location where males criminally sentenced for the most serious disciplinary matters are held within the Department Disciplinary Unit (DDU).

MCI Cedar Junction Location and Contact Information

Located on Route 1A of Main Street in South Walpole, parking at MCI Cedar Junction permits visitation and is reachable by car. Parking must be done in compliance with mandated consent to vehicle searching of all visitor vehicles the premises. Cars must also remain locked for the entire duration of the visit. Handicap parking is available with a valid handicap placard as well.

Physical AddressMA-1A, South Walpole, MA 02071
General Contact Phone Number508-660-8000
Behavioral Management Unit Contact Phone Number508-660-8000 ext. 158
Department Disciplinary Unit Contact Phone Number508-660-8000 ext. 650
General WebsiteMCI-Cedar Junction Website

How to Visit and Contact Inmates at MCI Cedar Junction

General Population Visitation Hours

MCI Cedar Junction allows for visitation within the permitted hours. For contact-permitted general population inmates, visiting hours are from 5 pm to 830 pm on Sunday and 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For non-contact permitted general population inmates, visiting hours are from 1 pm to 4 pm on Sunday and 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Behavioral Management Unit Visitation Hours (B.M.U.)

In order to schedule a visit with an inmate in the Behavioral Management Unit, you must schedule a one-hour visit at least 24 hours in advance. On Mondays through Fridays, visits can be scheduled for a future date by calling into the B.M.U between the hours of 8:00am to 2:30pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

On Monday through Friday, visits are permitted from 6 pm to 7 pm and 730 pm to 830 pm. On Saturday, visits are permitted between 10 am to 11 am, 6 pm to 7 pm, and 730 pm to 830 pm. On Sunday, visits are permitted between 10 am and 11 am, 6 pm and 7 pm, and 730 pm to 830 pm.

Department Disciplinary Unit Visitation Hours (D.D.U)

For the Department Disciplinary Unit, at least 48 hours in advance are necessary to schedule a one-hour visitation session. These visits can be scheduled from Monday to Friday by calling the D.D.U in the same fashion as the B.M.U. Visits are permitted to be scheduled on either Monday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

On Monday, visits can be scheduled from 9 am to 10 am, 10 am to 11 am, 1 pm to 2 pm, 2 pm to 3 pm, 6 pm to 7 pm, and 7 pm to 8 pm. Visits scheduled for Thursday through Saturday can be scheduled between 9 am and 10 am, 10 am to 11 am, 1 pm to 2 pm, 2 pm to 3 pm, 6 pm to 7 pm, and 7 pm to 8 pm.

Phone Calls

MCI Cedar Junction has its calls managed by Global Tel Link (GTL), permitting inmates to make either collect or prepaid calls. Inmates may submit up to 10 numbers for approval on a personal call list, and all calls will be monitored and recorded. You can set up your GTL Account to accept inmate calls at 1-800-483-8314 or the Connect Network website. GTL will charge a base fee and rate per minute for the phone calls, though making an account with a number that is local to the facility can potentially lower the fees.

How to Send Mail to MCI Cedar Junction Inmates

If you'd like to mail packages to an inmate, you can send it to the inmate mailing address with the following information:

  1. Inmate Name
  2. Inmate ID Number
  3. Physical address

No items can be sent to an inmate besides letters and photos. All incoming mail is opened and inspected to confirm the absence of contraband and photos must not be any larger than 4"x6".

How to Send Money to MCI Cedar Junction Inmates 

In order to send money, you're going to need to know the inmate's name and ID number; with this information, you can purchase a United States Postal Money Order that is payable to the inmate directly and send it alongside your own name and address to the inmate mailing address.

Difficulties You May Have Contacting a Loved One at MCI Cedar Junction

Depending on the location, sometimes accepting a phone call from an inmate may be surprisingly expensive due to unexpected phone rates. If you aren't diligent about making sure that your letters are within the proper dimensions and content regulations of the facility, you might have trouble getting your letters approved. Doing your due diligence beforehand can be greatly helpful to avoid any of these surprise speed bumps, though sometimes, connecting with an inmate while remaining within all of the proper boundaries can be challenging.

How DoNotPay Can Help You Connect with an Inmate at MCI Cedar Junction

If you have the Inmate ID or Booking Number of the inmate you want to contact, DoNotPay can help you streamline the process with its Connect With an Inmate feature. Follow these steps:

1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.


2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.


3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.


4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.


5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!


DoNotPay Works to Assist with All Inmate Contact Needs

DoNotPay can help you tackle the more contextual matters of contacting inmates via mail-in greater detail, including these options:

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