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MCI Framingham

99 Loring Drive
Framingham, MA 01702-8785
(508) 532-5100

Interview with Tawnie

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Tawnie: 2 years.

JM: Did you spend time in a holding cell after your sentencing? If so, what was that like? If you didn't where did they they take you instead?
Tawnie: Yes I spent time in a holding cell. Talk about a scary situation. You have all types of women thrown together and some of the correctional officers were not very nice or understanding. You had some women who were detoxing some who had mental health issues and other who were violent and just didn't care and would go off at anytime.

MCI Framingham is an all-women jail facility that houses women of different classifications, including both state and county inmates. Find out what to expect if you or a loved one is heading to MCI Framingham.

Things you should know before going
Life is rough in jail and MCI Framingham is no exception. If you have never been in a jail environment before there are some basics that you should understand. First of all, try to keep to yourself as much as possible, at least until you get a feel for how life works behind bars. Some things that might seem totally normal to say on the outside might be fighting words in jail.

Remember, most people in jail have nothing better to do than get caught up in jailhouse drama. Don't discuss your case, your personal life or anything else with fellow inmates that you wouldn't want everybody knowing about. Word spreads quickly in jail - when facts get distorted you may be putting yourself in harm's way.

Time off for good behavior
The officers in the jail want you in there about as much as you want to be there. They will do everything within their power to get you to move on and released from jail because of crowding issues. Time off for good behavior is automatically deducted from your time and it is yours to lose. If you fight with other inmates or don't obey the officers this can be taken away, but it is pretty rare.

Visiting environment
Probably the best thing about MCI Framingham is the visiting environment. Contact visits (where you can actually see your visitors face to face and give them a hug at the beginning of the visit) are almost unheard of these days. In addition to a hug and a kiss at the beginning and end of the visit there are also vending machines where you can enjoy a snack while you're visiting with friends or family.

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