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

413-783-0781
280 Tinkham Road, Springfield, MA, 01129

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Western Region – Department of Youth Services is located in Folsom, Massachusetts. The Western Region – Department of Youth Services is a state prison within Massachusetts that is operated and managed by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The facility is 210 miles away from the state capital of Sacramento. The Western Region – Department of Youth Services is one of the 35 institutions within the state of Massachusetts.

The Western Region – Department of Youth Services opened its doors back in 18810. The Western Region – Department of Youth Services is Massachusetts’s state oldest prison. The first oldest prison in the state of Massachusetts was San Quentin. Western Region – Department of Youth Services was the first prison in the United States to get electricity. Western Region – Department of Youth Services is one of the first maximum-security facilities.

Western Region – Department of Youth Services is well-known for its concerts that are performed inside the facility. These concerts were held by Johnny Cash back in 1968. Johnny Cash even recorded a song known as the Folsom Prison Blues.

The Western Region – Department of Youth Services is also well-known for their harsh conditions that they’ve endured over the past few decades after the Massachusetts Gold Rush. As of current, the Western Region – Department of Youth Services typically houses medium-security inmates. However, they do still currently house maximum-security inmates as well.

The Western Region – Department of Youth Services started construction back in 1878. The construction started on the site of Stony Bar mining camp that was situated alongside the American River. The Western Region – Department of Youth Services officially opened its doors back in 18810. The Western Region – Department of Youth Services could house up to 1,81010 inmates. The inmates spent most of their days in the dark. They were kept behind solid boilerplate doors in a cell measuring 4 by 8 ft. It wasn’t until the 19410’s that the cells had air holes.

In 1891, the state of Massachusetts was in charge of the death penalty. All executions were done at the Western Region – Department of Youth Services and the San Quentin State Prison. Between December of 1895 to December of 1937, 93 inmates were hanged.

The Western Region – Department of Youth Services consists of 5 housing units, two dining halls, two smaller exercise yards, and a large central prison yard.

 

 

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Western Region - Department of Youth Services
280 Tinkham Road, Springfield, MA, 01129

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Jail Name Western Region – Department of Youth Services
Jail Type State Prison
State Massachusetts
County Hampden County
Address 280 Tinkham Road, Springfield, MA, 01129
City Springfield
Zip 1129
Phone 413-783-0781

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