Womens Center
Ash Street


Bristol County House Of Correction and Jail
400 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Phone: 508-995-6400

Map & Directions To This Location:

Superintendent: Steve Souza

This eleven hundred (1100) bed facility houses male inmates convicted of crimes with a sentence of 2 ½ years or less; higher security female inmates or pre-trial detainees, and higher security male pre-trial detainees. The facility is comprised of several decentralized housing units with varying levels of security, a medical unit, and a 400 bed Modular Unit housing sentenced inmates who have progressed through an accountability based classification system to earn a spot in the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Unit, the Pre-Release Program, and the Work Crews.

In 1994, and again 1997, the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections awarded accreditation to the facility for the second time. The hard earned accreditation confirms the satisfactory completion of a rigorous self-evaluation by the staff and followed by an outside review by a team of independent auditors. During the most recent accreditation the facility underwent a 3-day operational re-accreditation conducted by auditors from the American Correctional Association (ACA). The three auditors were correctional professionals from Tennessee, Illinois and Florida. The facility received an overall score of 100% on mandatory standards and 98% on non-mandatory standards

The audit included a physical plant inspection of the facility to determine the conditions of confinement and quality of life for the inmate population. It also involved the assessment of 384 mandatory and non-mandatory standards that cover all aspects of facility operations, such as security issues, health and food services, fire safety, environmental conditions, social and academic programs, staff training, and inmate discipline and inmate rights.


Bristol County Sheriff's Office Women’s Center
400 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Phone: 508-995-6400

(Map & Directions Listed Above)

Assistant Deputy Superintendent: Major Belinda Bulgar

This ACA accredited Bristol County Sheriff's Office facility houses a maximum of 106 women in a medium security setting on the site of the Dartmouth Complex. This facility was opened in 1990 as a Pre-Release Center for male inmates. The original Pre-Release Center was a minimum security facility, housing an average of 60 inmates. Although the facility was designed to house 106 inmates, it was difficult to fill beds because of the very stringent guidelines that Sheriff Hodgson implemented for Pre-Release Inmates. In 1999, Sheriff Hodgson was awarded a federal grant to convert the Center into a Women only facility and moved the Pre-Release Program to the Modular Units of the Dartmouth House of Correction.

This self contained facility offers a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program and a Pre-Release Program for Women. Participants are housed in a separate unit, with a very structured treatment or work schedule. A certified Adult Education Teacher provides access to Pre-GED and GED classes for women. A federal grant program aimed at victims of domestic violence provides counseling and safe reentry plan development for incarcerated victims. A vocational education Culinary Arts Program prepares women for work in the food service industry. Programs and Services staff schedule and facilitate a variety of Programs such as: Parenting, Life Skills, HIV Prevention and Awareness, Anger Management, AA, NA, and faith based services.


C. Carlos Carreiro Immigration Detention Center:
400 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Phone: 508-995-6400

(Map & Directions Listed Above)

Facility Administrator: Major Belinda Bulgar

The Immigration and Detention Center currently houses detainees who are in proceeding with he Immigrations and Customs Enforcement or who are scheduled for deportation.


Ash Street Jail and Regional Lock-Up
226 Ash Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Map & Directions To This Location:

Facility Administrator: Major Joe Oliver

The Bristol County Sheriff's Office Ash Street Facility holds over 200 prisoners who are awaiting trial. Approximately a dozen sentenced inmate workers are also housed at the facility. The Ash Street Facility provides programs and services for the population. Educational and Substance Abuse Programming are offered along with religious services, bible studies, Anger Management, AA/NA.


Civil Process Division (Two Locations)

Chief, Assistant Superintendent: Peter Berthiaume

The Bristol County Sheriff’s Civil Process Division is responsible for serving Civil Process documents and making civil arrests in Bristol County. Papers are delivered by trained Deputy Sheriffs who understand the requirements of serving Civil Process. We have two offices to handle the high volume of civil papers, which are listed below:


108 Court Street
P.O. Box 8928
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508.992.6631
Fax: 508.991.6016

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

4 Court Street
Suite 106
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: 508.828.1832
Phone: 508.828.1858
Fax: 508.828.1589

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Civil Division information, map & directions



Community & Educational Programs

323 Mill Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508-979-8365

Directions To This Location


Our facility on Mill Street in New Bedford is the location for our public and community programs, as well as public safety education. Some of these programs include TRIAD, "Are You OK?" SLAM, IRIS, Bully Prevention, Project Lifesaver, and many more.



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