Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2012

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2012

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Department of Correction

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The Massachusetts Department of Correction's mission is to promote public safety by managing offenders while providing care and appropriate programming in preparation for successful re-entry into the community.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 27 S. 1-7 Department of correction; commissioner; salary; qualifications
MGL C. 123 S. 35 Commitment of alcoholics or substance abusers
MGL C. 123A S. 1-16 Care, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Sexually Dangerous Persons
MGL C. 124 S. 1-10 Powers and duties of commissioner of correction
MGL C. 125 S. 1-21 Correctional Institutions of the Commonwealth.
MGL C. 127 S. 1-169 Officers and Inmates of Penal and Reformatory Institutions. Paroles and Pardons.
St. 2006 C. 139 S. 1 An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2007 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent


103 CMR 420 Classification
103 CMR 430 Disciplinary Procedures
103 CMR 455 Prison Industries
103 CMR 900 County Correctional Facilities



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