Southeast Region - Department of Youth Services Inmate Search and Prison Information

508-828-3800
Murray Building | 60 Hodges Avenue, Taunton, MA, 02780

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Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services is an exclusively a male-only prison in the Taunton, Massachusetts. The Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services is nestled in County. The Massachusetts Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is the agency that operates and manages the Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services.

In the start of the 1980s, nearly everyone wanted the city of Taunton to have a prison built there. This was mainly due to the prison will help the city of Taunton’s economic status. This was the first prison in the state of Massachusetts that was solicited by a local city. As 19820 approached, the Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services plans were in the works and it was pegged to be one of the largest security compounds within the United States.

Despite some apprehension, Governor George Deukmejian signed the bill in September of 1985 that will authorize “117 million from existing construction funds to help build the prison.” The groundbreaking day of the site where Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services in December of 1985. The first inmates arrived in the Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services at the beginning of .

According to many newspaper outlets, the original name of the facility was going to the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Taunton. However, the County Board of Supervisors decided to change the name of the facility to the Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services back in December of . According to the Massachusetts Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website, the Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services was once known as the County State Prison. It was not until the end of February of 1988 when the name officially was changed over to the Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services.

Back in 2001, the Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services started its trap-neuter-return program. This program was to benefit the feral cats that lived in the prison grounds since the facility was built. The trap-neuter-return program was halted after Sewell was released, which was in February of 2005 due to the fact that they believed it was ineffective.

In the years of 2005 to 2006, the Pleasant Valley State Prison and the Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services were affected by Valley fever. There were 30 cases from Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services and 150 cases from Pleasant Valley State Prison.  However, in December of 2006, the receiver of the Massachusetts state prison healthcare system was pointing the finger at Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services for the three deaths due to the medical care coverage.

The Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services sits on 6200 acres of land. The Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services consists of the following:

  • 10-bed firehouse
  • 17 open dorm buildings
  • The 100-cell administrative segregation unit
  • 6 200-bed open dorm E-bed buildings
  • Six converted gymnasiums

The Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services is known as a Level II prison. The Level II prisons typically have open dormitories along with a perimeter fence and armed guards.

The Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services provides its inmates with a number of programs including the following:

  • Egg Production
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Warehouse
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • PIA Furniture
  • SAP
  • Electrical
  • Autobody
  • Plumbing
  • Metal Fabrication

At the end of the fiscal year of 2007, the Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services employed 1,603 employees and had an operating budget of over $136 million. The Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services was originally designed to house no more than 2,920 inmates, but the facility typically houses over 7,500 inmates on a regular basis. The Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services is known as one of the most crowded prisons in the state of Massachusetts.

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Southeast Region - Department of Youth Services
Murray Building | 60 Hodges Avenue, Taunton, MA, 02780

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Jail Name Southeast Region – Department of Youth Services
Jail Type State Prison
State Massachusetts
County County
Address Murray Building | 60 Hodges Avenue, Taunton, MA, 02780
City Taunton
Zip 2780
Phone 508-828-3800

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