State Abbreviation MA Location Security
Statehood Feb. 6, 1788
State Capital Boston
State Size Total (Land + Water): 10,555 sq miles; Land Only: 7,840 sq miles
Number of Counties 14
State Population (2010) 6,547,629
Electoral Vote 11
State Quarter Issue Date 3-Jan-00
State Mottos Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)
State Flower Mayflower
State Bird Chickadee
Nickname Bay State, Old Colony State
Area Codes 339, 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 Teams MLB: Boston Red Sox
NFL: New England Patriots
NBA: Boston Celtics
NHL: Boston Bruins
Federal Prisons None
Federal Correctional Instituions None
State Prisons Bay State Correctional Center Norfolk Medium
Boston Pre-Release Center Roslindale (Boston) Minimum/Pre-Release
Bridgewater State Hospital Bridgewater Medium
Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Correctional Unit Boston Medium
Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center Bridgewater Minimum
Massachusetts Treatment Center Bridgewater Medium
Massachusetts Correctional Institution – Cedar Junction Norfolk / Walpole Maximum/Medium
Massachusetts Correctional Institution – Concord West Concord Medium
Massachusetts Correctional Institution – Framingham Framingham Medium
Massachusetts Correctional Institution – Norfolk Norfolk Medium
Massachusetts Correctional Institution – Plymouth Plymouth Minimum
Massachusetts Correctional Institution – Shirley Shirley Medium/Minimum
North Central Correctional Institution Gardner Medium/Minimum
Northeastern Correctional Center    West Concord Minimum/Pre-Release
Old Colony Correctional Center Bridgewater     Medium/Minimum
Pondville Correctional Center Norfolk Minimum/Pre-Release
South Middlesex Correctional Center Framingham Minimum/Pre-Release
Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center Lancaster Maximum

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