Boston Jail Information

1 Schroeder Plaza, Boston, MA, 02120

Boston Jail is a low security city jail located in city of Boston, Suffolk County, MA. It houses adult male inmates (above 18 years of age) who are convicted for crimes which come under Massachusetts state law. It houses the people who have been arrested and are awaiting trial, sentence or pending plea. Most of the inmates serving their time in Boston Jail are sentenced for less then a year for crimes which are less serious in nature. The prison is operated and maintained by Massachusetts Department of Corrections (DOC)

Below we have given information about the Boston Jail including inmate search, phone number, visitation rules/hours and contact information.

Boston Jail Prison Information

Jail Name :Boston Jail
Jail Type :City Jail
Location:1 Schroeder Plaza, Boston, MA, 02120
Contact Numbers:617-343-4200
Postal Code:02120
State :Massachusetts
County:Suffolk County
Jail Webpage://

Boston Jail Inmate Search

If you are looking for information of any inmate currently housed at Boston Jail, you can visit the the inmate search/roster link here. Alternatively you can call on to enquire about the inmate.

Note: Keep inmate information like Full Name, age, sex, date of birth and inmate ID handy.

If you are still not able to find the whereabouts of the inmate, then you can try searching on Massachusetts statewide inmate search page.

Sending a Mail/Package

Send the mail or package to the address mentioned below.

Inmate Name, Inmate ID
1 Schroeder Plaza, Boston, MA, 02120

Make sure the mail and package you are sending come under approved item list. For clarification contact the prison administration at 617-343-4200.

Note: In case of packages, prior approval from prison administration may be required. Contact the prison staff for more information.

Sending Money

Inmates can receive money into their commissary account via check, money order or cashier. Visitors can also deposit money directly into the inmate’s account at jail administrative office.

Note: When sending the money via check or money order, make sure you mention inmate id and full name at the back

Phone calls:

Inmates can call to any person on the approved members list between 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM. The receiver has to bear the cost of the call and the call can be of maximum 30 mins. During rush hours the call time is reduced to 10 mins.

Visitation Rules

If you are visiting someone in Boston Jail make sure you are in approved visitor list. It’s good idea to confirm with the prison authorities before coming for a visit.

Here are the basic visitation rules which one must adhere to:

  • Visitor must not be a prior felon.
  • Must have a valid government ID.
  • For children below 16 years of age, a legal guardian must be accompanied.
Visitation Hours
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

Nearby Jail/Prison

There are 9 nearby jails/prisons

Suffolk County - House of Corrections South Bay (ICE)

20 Bradston Street, Boston, MA, 02118 617-635-1000

Northeastern University Police Detention

716 Columbus Avenue100 Columbus Place, Boston, MA, 02115 617-373-2121

Simmons College Department of Public Safety - Police Jail

300 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115 617-521-1112

Boston Park Rangers Detention

1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118 617-635-4505

Boston Jail

1 Schroeder Plaza, Boston, MA, 02120 617-343-4200

Emerson College Department of Public Safety - Police Jail

80 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116 617-824-8555

Metropolitan Region - Department of Youth Services

425 Harvard Street, Dorchester, MA, 02124 617-740-0100

MBTA Transit Police Jail

240 Southampton Street, Boston, MA, 02118 617-222-1000

UMass Boston Police Jail

100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA, 02125 617-287-7799

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