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Ms.Heather
04-30-2004, 04:29 PM
North Central Correctional Inst. at Gardner
500 Colony Road
PO Box 466
Gardner, MA 01440

Superintendent: Gary Roden
Security Level: 4/3
Phone: (978) 630-6000

VISITING HOURS - MEDIUM

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays:
1:00 pm to 4:59 pm
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm


VISITING HOURS - MINIMUM
Saturday - Sunday 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm & 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Tuesday - Wednesday No Visits
Thursday - Friday 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Visitors will not be processed between 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. due to shift change.
If a holiday falls Monday through Friday, weekend visiting hours will be observed.


LIMITATIONS
1. Inmates will be permitted a maximum of five visits per week. Week begins 1:00 PM on Sat. and ends Friday 8:30 pm.
2. Up to two adults will be allowed to visit an inmate at one time. Children must be accompanied by and supervised by their parent or guardian.


1. No pets other than seeing eye dogs shall be allowed to visit.
2.Visitors shall not be allowed to bring anything into the Visiting Room other than a Debitek card, one wedding ring, and medical alert bracelet. Candy, cigarettes, soda or food shall not be brought into or taken out of the Visiting Room. Inmates shall not wear any jewelry other than a wedding ring, one religious metal in conjunction with a metal chain while on visits.
3. Visitors barred or suspended from other correctional facilities in the Commonwealth may not visit at NCCI while the suspension is in force, unless approved by the Superintendent who originated the bar and the Superintendent at NCCI.
4. Ex?offenders or individuals on parole or probation may only visit NCCI after receiving clearance from the Superintendent who originated the bar and the Superintendent at NCCI.

PRE-ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Visitors must have a picture I.D. (Drivers license, passport, welfare card, etc.)
Prior to visiting area entrance, all visitors must lock their vehicles and secure personal possessions in the lockers found in the C-Building lobby. Neither NCCI or the DOC shall be responsible for the theft or damage incurred while a vehicle is parked on NCCI property. Vehicles are subject to search on state property. Visitors must read all posted warnings in the lobby area. Visitors will only be allowed to enter the visiting area with the following items; a wedding and/or engagement ring, a medical alert bracelet, a Debitek card with a value not to exceed twenty (20.00) dollars, a C-Building lobby locker key and clothing that is consistent with the dress code.

Dress Code :
Males may not wear jeans. Shorts, sleeveless and bareback shirts, sweatpants, stretch pants, coveralls, exercise wear, tank tops, halter tops, bathing suits, and midriff shirts are prohibited. Dresses and skirts must fall below the knee from a standing position. Sunglasses are not permitted and bare feet are prohibited. No head apparel unless religious in nature.

Staff will ask visitors if they are in possession of any potentially life threatening medication i.e.: nitroglycerin pills, insulin, epi pens and inhalers. These medications will be allowed in the building. The medication must be hand delivered to the staff and maintained in the officers desk until needed or when the visitor exits the visiting room.

VISITING ROOM RULES
1. Visitors and inmates shall sit side by side. Inmates are to remain seated until visitors have left. Visits will be conducted in seats only. No standing. No changing of seats are allowed without the permission of the Visiting Room Sergeant or officer in charge.
2. Feet shall remain on the floor at all times.
3. Children must remain with visitor. Visitors shall be in control of children at all times.
4. No food or drinks are allowed for anyone in rear of Visiting Room for picture taking or at count time.
5. Chairs will be interlocked at all times.
6. Inmates and visitors must place jackets on the back of chairs. No outerwear is allowed, i.e. hats, gloves, etc.
7. Inmates and visitors are responsible for keeping their area clean and properly disposing of refuse.
8. Visitors shall be expected to dress and conduct themselves in an orderly manner and are not to engage in physical contact that is inappropriate.(No continuous kissing, no hickeys, or laying on shoulders, etc.)
9. Only visitors are allowed to handle the Debitek cards for vending machines and go to the microwave to cook food.(Inmates are not allowed in vending area). No children are allowed in the vending area unless accompanied by an adult visitor.
10. No smoking or possession of tobacco products are allowed.
11. Visitors are not allowed to leave the Visiting Room during the count process. Visitors will be allowed to leave after Outer Control has announced the count has been cleared.
12. Visitors are not allowed to ingress or egress the Institution during the change of shift, 2:45 p.m. through 3:15 p.m.
13. All inmate visitors who utilize the Visitor Bathroom within the Visiting Room during visiting periods, are subject to a search by Visiting Room Staff (i.e., pat search, etc.).

NON-CONTACT VISITS

Inmates assigned to the B-SMU/T-SMU, HSU cells or HSU for security reasons shall receive Non Contact Visits.

Maximum visits are one hour in duration. Appointments will be made with the Visiting Room Sergeant 24 hours in advance. Non Contact Visits are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Inmates in this status are allowed two Non Contact Visits per week. The maximum number of visitors can include two (2) adults or one (1)adult and one (1) child. If an inmate is unable to receive visits, he shall be given the opportunity to contact his visitors by phone.

INMATE FUNDS
Visitors who choose to deposit funds into an inmate account must do so by completing a check or money order and depositing it into the Inmate Account Box located in the lobby of C-Building.
No cash will be accepted. Only money orders and personal checks.

NEADS Dog Program
NCCI was the first Massachusetts Department of Correction facility to incorporate National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS) back on December 23, 1998 . The program is a result of corroboration with Sister Pauline Quinn of Casco , Maine , who has aided numerous correctional facilities across the country implement similar programs. NEADS is a non-profit organization established to provide Hearing and Service Dogs for people who are deaf or who use wheelchairs. These Assistance Dogs become extensions of their owners and bring security, freedom, independence and relief from social isolation to their partners. NEADS is one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind. Since 1976, NEADS has trained over 500 working dogs for service across the United States . The program is very much in line with the Department's Vision Statement to offer the inmates opportunities for positive behavioral change and optimize community reparation efforts while working collaboratively with the community and other agencies. Under the direction of both Department of Correction staff and the NEADS trainers, the inmates raise the pups teaching them basic obedience and other skills (such as retrieving dropped articles, turning lights on and off, and opening doors) that are needed to prepare them for their future career as service dogs. According to the NEADS staff, the Prison Pup program has expedited the training process and has resulted in a reduction of the waiting list for service dogs. NEADS also utilizes the NCCI program to work with pups who are having difficulty with some aspect of their training. As of October 1, 2003 , a total of 37 pups have been involved in some aspect of the program since its inception and sixteen have graduated from the program. The dogs that fail the program are placed as companions or therapy dogs.

The Following programs are available at NCCI/Gardner:

Departmental Services:
Building Bridges to Employment
Chaplaincy Services
Library Services
Recreation Services
Volunteer Services

Departmental Programs:
Correctional Recovery Academy
Release and Lower Security Preparation Program
Sex Offender Treatment Program (Pre-Treatment)

Correctional Industries:
An Optical Laboratory is in operation at this facility. The forty nine inmates currently working at this site grind, polish, and assemble eyeglasses for a number of customers including Division of Medical Assistance, Department of Correction, and the Massachusetts Correctional Officers Federated Union.

Education and Training:
Adult Basic Education
Barber School
Culinary Arts
Education Counseling
GED
Pre-GED
Welding

Institution Programs:
Alternatives to Violence (AVP)
Cognitive Skills Training
Cultural Groups
Emotional Awareness
General Library Video Program
HIV/AIDS Education
Introduction to Treatment
Introduction to Twelve Step Programming
Library Law Clerk Training
Lifers' Group
Music Program
Native American Spiritual Circle
Parenting/Family Services
Read to Your Kid Program
Relapse Prevention
Self/Help Twelve Step Programs
Smoking Cessation Program
Veteran's Program
Youth Outreach

Ms.Heather
01-27-2005, 07:35 AM
Northeastern Correctional Center
Barrett’s Mill Road
P.O. Box 1069
West Concord, MA 01742-1069
(978) 369-4120

From Boston: Take Storrow Drive West to Alewife Brook Parkway and Route 2 West past the fresh Pond Mall and Alewife MBTA station. Follow Route 2 West through Belmont, Lexington and Lincoln to the Route 2/2A rotary in Concord. Exit rotary at the first right onto Barrett’s Mill Road. Take the first left into the driveway and go up the hill. Northeastern Correctional Center is at the top of the hill.

From the North: Take Route 495 South to exit 29A (Route 2 East/Cambridge/Boston). Follow Route 2 East through Littleton and Acton to the Route 2/2A rotary in Concord. Exit rotary at the third right onto Barrett’s Mill Road. Take the First left into the driveway and go up the hill. Northeastern Correctional Center is at the top of the hill.

From the South: Take 495 North to exit 29A (Route 2 East/Cambridge/Boston). Follow Route 2 East through Littleton and Acton to the Route 2/2A rotary in Concord. Exit rotary at the third right onto Barrett’s Mill Road. Take the First left into the driveway and go up the hill. Northeastern Correctional Center is at the top of the hill.

From the East: Take Route 2 West to the Routes 2/2A rotary in Concord. Exit rotary at the first right onto Barrett’s Mill Road. Take the first left into the driveway and go up the hill. Northeastern Correctional Center is at the top of the hill.

From the West: Take Route 2 East to the Routes 2/2A rotary in Concord. Exit rotary at the third right onto Barrett’s Mill Road. Take the first left into the driveway and go out the hill. Northeastern Correctional Center is at the top of the hill.