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Since 1877 the Reformatory Prison for Women under successive names has had as its function the punishment and rehabilitation of female offenders. Institutional information files are a miscellaneous collection of historical materials from various divisions of the facility and some from before the institution's founding -- Included are statistics, rule books for officers and inmates, selected program evaluation and policy directives, and photographs.
The Reformatory Prison for Women was opened in Sherborn in 1877. It was renamed the Reformatory for Women by St 1911, c 181 and because of a redrawn boundary line its fuller designation was changed from the Reformatory for Women at Sherborn to the Reformatory for Women at Framingham by St 1932, c 180, s 24. Under St 1955, c 770 it received its current name, the Massachusetts Correctional Institution, Framingham.
Agency history record (CStRLIN)MASVAH0074-A describes the history and functions of the Massachusetts Correctional Institution, Framingham.