State AbbreviationMALocationSecurity
StatehoodFeb. 6, 1788
State CapitalBoston
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 10,555 sq miles; Land Only: 7,840 sq miles
Number of Counties14
State Population (2010)6,547,629
Electoral Vote11
State Quarter Issue Date3-Jan-00
State MottosEnse petit placidam sub libertate quietem (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)
State FlowerMayflower
State BirdChickadee
NicknameBay State, Old Colony State
Area Codes339, 351, 413, 508, 617, 774, 781, 857, 978
Top 5 Cities (2010 population)Boston (617,594)
Worcester (181,045)
Springfield (153,060)
Lowell (106,519)
Cambridge (105,162)
Major Sports TeamsMLB: Boston Red Sox
NFL: New England Patriots
NBA: Boston Celtics
NHL: Boston Bruins
Federal PrisonsNone
Federal Correctional InstituionsNone
State PrisonsBay State Correctional CenterNorfolkMedium
Boston Pre-Release CenterRoslindale (Boston)Minimum/Pre-Release
Bridgewater State HospitalBridgewaterMedium
Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Correctional UnitBostonMedium
Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse CenterBridgewaterMinimum
Massachusetts Treatment CenterBridgewaterMedium
Massachusetts Correctional Institution – Cedar JunctionNorfolk / WalpoleMaximum/Medium
Massachusetts Correctional Institution – ConcordWest ConcordMedium
Massachusetts Correctional Institution – FraminghamFraminghamMedium
Massachusetts Correctional Institution – NorfolkNorfolkMedium
Massachusetts Correctional Institution – PlymouthPlymouthMinimum
Massachusetts Correctional Institution – ShirleyShirleyMedium/Minimum
North Central Correctional InstitutionGardnerMedium/Minimum
Northeastern Correctional Center   West ConcordMinimum/Pre-Release
Old Colony Correctional CenterBridgewater    Medium/Minimum
Pondville Correctional CenterNorfolkMinimum/Pre-Release
South Middlesex Correctional CenterFraminghamMinimum/Pre-Release
Souza-Baranowski Correctional CenterLancasterMaximum

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