Our Mission


The mission of Massachusetts Correctional Industries is to offer diverse, self-sustaining programs that are beneficial to incarcerated individuals and economical for the Commonwealth.  Participants are provided vocational instruction on current equipment and technologies while producing a variety of high-quality products.  These programs encourage the development of valuable skills along with a positive work ethic, better positioning incarcerated individuals for success in the workforce and community upon reentry.



Our History


The Commonwealth's prison industries program was officially recognized and statutorily authorized in 1887. Over the last 133+ years, the program's mission of subsidizing the cost of this educational program while providing a meaningful vocational training experience has remained virtually unchanged.


Over a decade ago, the Department of Correction made a commitment to reconstitute the correctional industries program, which was rebranded as MassCor, short for Massachusetts Correction Industries. MassCor teaches the importance of work ethics and vocational skills to approximately 500 incarcerated individuals. MassCor operates 17 manufacturing operations within seven institutions.

The 133 year-old MassCor correctional industries program benefits both incarcerated individuals and state residents through a dual mission of providing a job-related skill set for workers while subsidizing program costs.

MassCor's customer base consists of Massachusetts residents, businesses, camps, nursing homes, schools, cities, towns, hospitals, police, fire, social service agencies, veterans agencies and others who can reap the benefits from our service of providing high quality products for a modest price. Going direct through MassCor can help you avoid time wasted with bid processes.