Officially designated as MCI-Concord in 1980, correctional centers in the same Concord location date to the late nineteenth century.
The Massachusetts Reformatory at Concord, the Northeastern Correctional Center and others are part of the history of MCI-Concord which was a receiving facility for new inmates as late as 2009. Today MCI-Concord holds 700 inmates in a medium security context.
Constructed in the 1970s, a sunken building housing the chapels sits at the center of the facility. A Catholic chapel, Protestant chapel and Muslim prayer room are inside staffed by full and part-time chaplains from Catholic, Protestant, Muslim and Jewish backgrounds.
Services take place in each chapel or meditation room daily including regular bilingual services and/or services for Spanish speakers. Regular education programs are also a part of the offerings. A statue of Mother Theresa stands inside the Catholic chapel brought at the request of inmates.
For more information see: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/law-enforce-and-cj/prisons/doc-facilities/mci-concord.html