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Massachusetts Federal Facilities

Massachusetts has a single type of federal correctional facility in the state, which is a federal prison. There is only one federal prison in Massachusetts called FMC Devens. This prison holds federal inmates who have broken federal laws inside the state of Massachusetts.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB) is the government agency in charge of federal correctional facilities and all Massachusetts federal prison inmate records. Along with information about each prison, the FOB also has an inmate locator feature on their website so someone can easily conduct a Massachusetts federal prison inmate search. They also provide contact details, directions, visitation information for family and friends, and even a guide on how to send money or gifts to federal inmates.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons states: “Our agency was established in 1930 to provide more progressive and humane care for federal inmates, to professionalize the prison service, and to ensure consistent and centralized administration of federal prisons.” Their mission statement reads: “We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community.”

Massachusetts Federal Prisons

The only federal prison in Massachusetts is called FMC Devens. It is an administrative security federal medical center with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp. It holds 1,058 male inmates (945 at the FMC and 113 at the camp). They allow visitation only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Famous Federal Prison Inmates in Massachusetts

  • Peter Madoff - brother of Bernard Madoff (Ponzi scheme mastermind). He was convicted in 2012 of conspiracy to commit securities fraud as part of the Ponzi scheme.
  • Raj Rajaratnam - former Galleon Group manager guilty of conspiracy and fraud related to an insider trading scheme from 2007 to 2009. His story was featured on a segment of CNBC’s "American Greed.”” He is currently serving an 11-year sentence to be released in 2021.
  • Nicholas Cosmo - stole more than $365 million from thousands of investors during a 5-year Ponzi scheme; known as the “Mini-Madoff.” He was also featured on a segment of CNBC’s "American Greed.”” He is currently serving a 25-year sentence and is scheduled for release in 2031.
  • Frank Locascio - underboss for the Gamino crime family in New York City. He worked for John Gotti and was convicted of racketeering in 1992. He is currently serving a life sentence.
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