Old Colony Correctional Center

The Old Colony Correctional Center is a medium-security state prison for male inmates located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. It is located on 30 acres inside the Bridgewater Correctional Complex along with Bridgewater State Hospital, the Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center, and the Massachusetts Treatment Center. The Old Colony Correctional Center also features a minimum unit.

This facility focuses on mental health, with the objective of providing services more efficiently while at the same time promoting rehabilitation and re-entry.

Prison Insights

Old Colony Correctional Center

Go back

What Do Inmate Families Think?

Go back

What Do Former Inmates Think?

Go back

What Do Employees Think?

Go back
Sorry, there are no insights for this section of the facility yet.
Overall Score = /10
Total Respondents =

Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting Hours at Old Colony Correctional Center are as follows:

General Population

Sunday - Monday:          1:00 pm-4:30 pm, 5:30 pm-8:45 pm
Friday:                              1:00 pm-4:30 pm, 5:30 pm-8:45 pm
Saturday:                         1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Special Housing Unit (SHU)

Sunday:                           9:00 am-12:00 pm
Wednesday:                   9:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm, 5:30 pm-8:45 pm
Saturday:                        5:30 pm-8:45 pm

Minimum Unit

Sunday:                         1:00 pm-9:00 pm
Monday:                        3:30 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday:                      1:00 pm-9:00 pm

General Visiting Rules

A maximum of two adult visitors per inmate are allowed at one time for inmates at Old Colony Medium, and a maximum of four adult visitors per inmate are allowed at one time for inmates at Old Colony Minimum. 

No limitations on the quantity of children exist; however, the quantity of children that parents/guardians are bringing into the institution must be of an amount that can be adequately supervised. 

For a look at the complete list of visiting rules at Old Colony Correctional Center, you can find the visitor booklet by clicking 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

Old Colony Correctional Center
1 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/A8Y3UyB1uokdBZW56

General Phone Number

​(508) 279-6000

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Old Colony Correctional Center
1 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Old Colony Correctional 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 Old Colony Correctional 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 and Programs  

  • Graduate Maintenance Program–Substance Abuse 
  • Graduate Maintenance Peer Facilitator Program–Substance Abuse 
  • Medication Assisted Treatment Reentry Initiative 
  • Recreation Services 
  • Religious Services
  • Thinking for a Change 
  • Violence Reduction 
  • Volunteer Services

Institutional Programs

  • Able Minds
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Cognitive Skills Workshop
  • Introduction to Horticulture 
  • Last Hope K9
  • Prison Fellowship Program
  • Self/Help Twelve Step Programs

The Last Hope K9 Program allows the inmates to learn a sense of purpose and responsibility through learning to teach the dogs basic obedience skills. The goal of the program is to retain shelter dogs so that they can be adopted and become family pets.


Pre-Release inmates may be able to take part in the Work Release Program, which matches an inmate's skills with job opportunities in the community, allows inmates to earn at least minimum wage, and 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.

Pictures of Old Colony Correctional Center

Careers at Old Colony Correctional Center

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