Massachusetts Treatment Center

The Massachusetts Treatment Center is a medium-security facility for men that is located within the Bridgewater Correctional Complex in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. This facility houses inmates who have been convicted of sex crimes, as well as persons who have been civilly committed because a court has deemed them “sexually dangerous.”

The facility has a capacity of 561 inmates, and the mission is to promote public safety through the responsible management of criminal and civil commitments, while providing a comprehensive and effective sex offender treatment program.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Massachusetts Treatment Center are:

Temporary Civil Commitments and Sexually Dangerous Persons

  • Monday:1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • Friday:5:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Saturday:1:00 pm-8:30 pm

State Inmates

  • Sunday:1:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • Monday:5:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Friday:1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Visitor Processing Periods 

  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
  • 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 
  • 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Visitors will be permitted to leave the visiting room at half-hour intervals. Please plan accordingly. Each inmate/sdp/tcc is allowed to have a maximum of two adult visitors at one time and a reasonable amount of children.

General Visiting Rules

Visitors must lock their cars while on state property and secure their personal effects either in their cars or in a locker available in the lobby. Once all unauthorized articles are secured, visitors must retain their locker key and be seated in the lobby until called by the visiting room processing officer. 

Visitors are allowed to bring in the following item(s) but must declare them to the processing officer. Items are to be carried in hand or in a clear plastic bag: 

  • Engagement rings, Wedding rings/band, one religious medallion, and medical alert jewelry
  • Life-saving medication with approval from superintendent
  • Visitors with Infants–Two plastic bottles with either formula, milk, water or juice, one empty sippy cup, two infant diapers and infant wipes in a clear plastic bag, one blanket, one pacifier, two plastic sealed containers of baby food, one plastic spoon and one bib
  • A handkerchief
  • Prescription eyeglasses (no case) and hearing aids.

For detailed information about visiting an inmate at Massachusetts Treatment Center, click here.

Dress Code

  • Undergarments must be worn. 
  • Clothing shall not be ripped, torn, have holes, or missing buttons. 
  • Visitors are expected to dress in accordance with standards of decency acceptable in a public place. 
  • Headwear is allowed only if pre-approved for religious purposes. 
  • No jewelry is to be worn except a traditional wedding ring and/or one religious medal on a chain will be allowed and a medical alert bracelet (if applicable).
  • No watches or wallets allowed. 
  • Sweaters may be worn. 
  • Hairpieces (i.e., toupees, wigs, extensions, weaves) may be worn but must be searched. It shall be the responsibility of the visitor to inform the officer that they are wearing a hairpiece during the search processing. 
  • Garments with elastic waists may be worn. 
  • Jackets or blazers may be worn as part of a suit or outfit by students participating in a clinical/internship program. 

The following items are NOT ALLOWED: 

  • Boots worn above the knee (exception–boots below the knee are permitted October 15–April 15)
  • Work boots
  • Bare feet
  • Bathing suits, shorts, any clothing with excessive pockets, metal, drawstrings, excessively baggy or tight clothing, hooded clothing, sheer, excessively revealing or transparent clothing, bodysuits of any type, or wrap around shirts. (Children age 8 and younger may wear shorts)
  • With the exception of undergarments, spandex, or spandex type clothing is not allowed
  • Any clothing that displays a gang affiliation or is in any way attributable to gang culture; additionally, clothing that is obscene, racist, or displays sexual content
  • Any clothing similar to that issued to an inmate or uniformed personnel, to include nursing scrubs, police, postal, and utility (Class A active military uniforms are allowed)
  • Fatigue or camouflage clothing
  • Double-layered clothing on the bottom half of the person (e.g. two pairs of pants, or skirts and slacks)
  • Bibbed clothing of any type: shorts, dresses, pants, overalls, jumpers etc. (allowable for age 8 and younger)
  • Hair accessories that cannot be easily removed to be searched
  • Bobby pins, barrettes, and ribbons
  • Umbrellas, jackets, coats, vests, or outerwear of any type
  • Male visitors may not wear any type of blue or black jeans
  • Earrings, facial/body jewelry, necklaces, bracelets, and watches are not allowed. The only exception regarding jewelry is a traditional engagement ring/wedding band, religious medallion and medical alert jewelry
  • Dresses, skirts, and skirt slits shall not exceed three inches above the knee when standing. No wrap-around style skirts are allowed unless worn for religious reasons
  • Tank tops, halter tops, muscle shirts, or clothing that reveals the midriff or excessively exposes the back. Tube tops of any type are not allowed. Sleeveless clothing is not allowed unless covered by an article of clothing, such as a sweater, that shall not be removed
  • Sweatshirts, sweatpants, wind pants, and exercise clothing (allowable for age 8 and younger)
  • Clothing with zippers that go the full length of the garment with the exception of outerwear (allowable for age 8 and younger)
  • T-shirts with offensive logos
  • Leg warmers
  • Hats and head coverings of any type, unless worn for religious or medical reasons; however, they must be searched prior to entering the institution
  • No electronic communication devices (e.g., cell phones, electronic devices) or those capable of storing information are allowed.
  • No wearing or possession of any type of glitter make-up materials to include ChapStick or lip balms, facial make-up, nail polish, eye shadow etc.

Physical Address

Massachusetts Treatment Center
30 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

​(508) 279-8100

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Massachusetts Treatment Center
30 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Massachusetts Treatment Center, but they do have access to phones and are allowed to make monitored outgoing calls during approved hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Massachusetts, please click here.

How to Send Money

Access Corrections and Secure Deposits is the preferred method for those who wish to send money to inmates at Massachusetts Treatment Center. 

Online: Sign up at Access Corrections online or download their Android or iOS app for your cell phone. Secure Deposits is the fastest, most convenient way to deposit funds into your loved one’s account with your Visa or MasterCard.

Phone: Call Access Corrections toll-free at 1-866-345-1884. Bilingual representatives are available 24/7.

In Person: There are two ways you may add money to an inmate’s account in person.

You may drop a check or money order off at the prison. Drop your check or money order into the box labelled "Inmate Funds" in the lobby. It should be made out to the inmate with the inmate's commitment number included. Please note that all money orders over $200 and all personal checks are put on seven business day hold. 

Or you may visit Cash Pay Today online to enroll and find drop-off locations to make cash-only deposits near you. For more information call 1-844-340-CASH (2274).

Programs For Inmates

Departmental Services

  • Graduate Maintenance Program - Substance Abuse
  • Graduate Maintenance Peer Facilitator Program - Substance Abuse
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment Reentry Initiative
  • Pathway To Recovery
  • Recreation Services
  • Religious Services
  • Sex Offender Treatment Program
  • Volunteer Programs

Academic Education Programs

  • ESLI‐Beginner
  • ESLII‐Intermediate
  • ESLIII‐Advanced
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Pre‐Adult Secondary Education
  • Adult Secondary Education

Technology Education Programs

  • Introduction to Microsoft Office

Vocational Education Programs

  • Building Trades Program
  • Culinary Arts Foundations I
  • OSHA
  • ServSafe

Institutional Programs

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • American Veterans In Prison
  • Art Program
  • Center For Spiritual Living
  • Music Theory Program
  • Restorative Justice
  • Reading Group
  • Self/Help Twelve Step Program

Work Release

Pre-Release inmates may be able to take part in the Work Release Program. This program:

  • Matches an inmate's skills with job opportunities in the community
  • Allows inmates to earn at least minimum wage
  • Gives an inmate work experience to make the employment process easier after release

To participate, an inmate must meet eligibility and be within 18 months of release or parole eligibility.

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Careers at Massachusetts Treatment Center

If you are interested in a career with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections at the Massachusetts Treatment Center, you can find job listings by clicking here