Things to Know: All Prisons & NEADS Canine Center

Northeastern Correctional Ctr (The Farm)
  • Address: 999 Barretts Mill Rd., West Concord MA, 01742
  • Website: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/law-enforce-and-cj/prisons/doc-facilities/northeastern-correctional-center.html
  • Institution requires an orientation? If yes, details:
  • WPR/Inmate contact:  Yes
  • Dress code: See prison's website for full dress code, but do not wear: shorts, work boots, spandex or spandex type clothing, nursing scrubs, police/postal/utility uniforms, fatigue/camo, overalls, tank tops/halters, muscle shirts, sweatshirts
  • Where to park:
  • Specific info for institution:  Leave all personal items, especially cell phones, locked in your vehicle.
Gardner
Norfolk
RI - JJ Moran
NEADS Canine Center

Pick Up/Drop Off Information: All Prisons & NEADS Canine Center

Northeastern Correctional Ctr (The Farm)
  • Must notify liaisons of pickup/drop off plans: by Wednesday at noon
  • Dog can be with WPR from: 1pm Fridays through 10am Mondays. Please no pickups or drop-offs after 8:30pm
  • Ideal pickup times: Fridays 2-2:30pm, 4:30-8pm, Saturdays 8-11am.
  • Ideal drop off times: Sundays 12-2:30pm, 4:30pm-8pm
  • Times to avoid (shift changes, inmate chow and count times): MUST AVOID the following times: 6:30-7:30am, 11-11:30am, 2:30-3:30pm, 3:50-4:20pm
  • For NEADS recognized holidays, you can choose to return the dog on Monday instead of Sunday. You may drop off during the same times that your prison allows on Sunday just on Monday instead.  You can also choose to do the typical Friday-Sunday.
    • Here are the approved holidays.
      • New Years Day (January 1st)
      • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (3rd Monday in January)
      • Presidents’ Day (3rd Monday in February)
      • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
      • Juneteenth (if it falls on a Monday)
      • Independence Day (if on a Monday)
      • Labor Day (1st Monday in September)
      • *Thanksgiving
      • *Christmas
  • Prison send out food?  No. If you need food, contact your Council Rep or Puppy Program Assistant
  • Prison send out medications? Yes

*Thanksgiving and Christmas may offer further extension. Your instructor will email you with the dates.

Gardner
Norfolk
RI - JJ Moran
NEADS Canine Center

Contact Information: All Prisons & NEADS Canine Center

Northeastern Correctional Ctr (The Farm)

NEADS Staff

Council Representative

Prison Staff

  • Primary Liaison: Catherine Snow / 978-405-6100 x1214 / [email protected]
  • Secondary Liaison(s): Joel Canfield / [email protected]
  • Third Prison Contact: Weekend Shift Commander can be reached at 978-371-7941 x0.
Gardner
Norfolk
RI JJ Moran
NEADS Canine Center