What you Need to Know About MCI Shirley and Contacting Inmates

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The Easiest Way to Connect with Your Inmate Friend or Family Member at MCI Shirley

(MCI Shirley) is part of a prison complex located in central Massachusetts. It is a minimum and medium-security prison co-located with the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center (SBCC), the maximum-security prison for Massachusetts. The prison holds just over 1400 adult male prisoners between the minimum and the maximum.

MCI Shirley Contact Information

Massachusetts Correctional Institution is located about a mile south of the town of Shirley in Middlesex County. The prison complex is easily accessible off of Rte 2 if you come from the Boston area.

Physical addressMCI Shirley

104 Harvard Road

Shirley, MA 01464

Phone number978-425-4341
Websitehttps://www.mass.gov/locations/mci-shirley
FaxN/A
General emailN/A

How to Contact an Inmate at MCI Shirley on Your Own

By Mail

Inmates are allowed to receive letters and photos by mail, as long as they don't break any contraband rules. New books can also be ordered from approved vendors and shipped accordingly. Letters and packages are opened and inspected for contraband and could be denied.

When writing to an Inmate at MCI Shirley, all letters or books should be addressed as follows:

Inmate Name and number

Harvard Rd.

P.O. Box 1218

Shirley, MA 01464

Make sure you include all the information required in the address. Ensure your inmate receives their letter with this guide.

Contacting prisoners by mail is faster and easier through DoNotPay, whether you are contacting them as a pen pal, friend, or family.

Via Phone

Inmates are able to make outgoing calls from the prison. They must have an account with Securus Technologies. Accounts can be set up and funds added on behalf of inmates.

In-person

You can visit inmates at MCI Shirley. There are a lot of rules to follow and very specific times, depending on where your inmate is located within the prison. It is highly recommended that you read through the full list of procedures here.

Visitors must be preauthorized before coming to the facility. Inmates must complete the Visitor Listing Form and submit it to the Director of Security. The inmate is responsible for notifying their visitor when they have been approved for a visit. A parent or legal guardian must accompany children under 18.

Visitors to MCI Shirley are only allowed to bring necessary items into the facility. Anything else must be locked in a locker in the lobby or left in a vehicle. Visitors that refuse to comply with the rules and procedures will be denied entrance.

Visiting Hours - Shirley Minimum

  • Sundays
  • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • Fridays
  • 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
  • Saturdays
  • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm-8:30 pm

Visiting Hours - General Population

  • Sundays
  • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • Thursdays - Saturdays
  • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm-8:30 pm

Visiting Hours - Restricted Housing Unit (RHU)

  • Mondays
  • 1:15 pm-2:15 pm
  • 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
  • 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
  • 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Thursdays - Saturdays
  • 1:15 pm-2:15 pm
  • 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
  • 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
  • 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Visiting Hours - Assisted Daily Living Unit (ADL)

  • Tuesdays - Wednesdays
  • 1:15 pm-3:15 pm
  • 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
  • 6:15 pm-8:15 pm
  • Saturdays
  • 1:15 pm-3:15 pm
  • 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
  • 6:15 pm-8:15 pm

Visiting hours are subject to change and should be verified before going to visit.

How to Send Money to MCI Shirley Inmates

There are multiple ways to add money to an inmate's account.

  • Online - There's an app for that if you have a cell phone. Access Corrections manages the online transfers through the app or their website.
  • Phone - Call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884 to deposit funds.
  • In-Person - There is an "Inmate Funds" box in the lobby where you can place a properly addressed envelope with a check inside for an inmate. There may be up to a 7-day delay on this deposit.
  • Mail - Checks or money orders may be sent to inmates' accounts by mailing them to:
  • Secure Deposits

Massachusetts DOC

PO Box 12486

St. Louis, MO 63132

NOTE: Deposit slips must be sent with these deposits and there is also up to a 10-day delay.

The best way to get money or gifts to an inmate in any prison is to go through DoNotPay. There you will find a centralized place to send something to any inmate in the U.S. prison system.

Difficulties You May Have Contacting a Loved One in MCI Shirley

Inmates may not be eligible to receive mail or packages or make phone calls dependent on their status.

If you are not on the approved visitor list, you may not be accepted as a visitor. Additionally, there are limits on the number and length of . The dress code and rules must be strictly followed.

Many other things can present as obstacles to seeing your loved one, so it is important to contact the prison before you attempt to contact the inmate. This way, you won't be prevented from contacting a loved one based on a triviality.

If you want to avoid some costs and simplify getting into contact with your loved one, DoNotPay can assist you. You can easily use the Connect with an Inmate feature if you have the inmate's ID and the prison's name. If you are unsure of the information, we can:

  • Locate inmates through our easy Search Tools
  • Send physical letters to the inmate
  • Receive replies from inmates through our virtual mailbox.

DoNotPay is an online application that uses AI to facilitate contact with your loved one. With DoNotPay, you will easily navigate the corrections system and reach your loved one without a hassle. Our services are affordable and secure.

DoNotPay Can Help You Locate and Connect with Your Imprisoned Friend or Family

DoNotPay brings everything together in one place, so you don't have to jump through hoop after hoop just to find and connect with your inmate. Follow these easy DoNotPay 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!

It just doesn't get any easier to connect with your inmate at MCI Shirley than to use DoNotPay.

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