DOC Welcomes Two New Food Service Directors

We are pleased to announce that Kevin Zona has been hired as the Food Service Director at MCI Concord.

Kevin is an excellent communicator with superb interpersonal and organizational skills.  Prior to accepting this position, Kevin served as the owner and operator of two successful catering services and restructured a bar / eatery into a full service Italian restaurant. He developed the largest outside dining area on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA.  Kevin brings experience and a proven track record of success in the area of overseeing all aspects of food service including effectively staying within budget, managing inventory and zonapurchasing, which will be invaluable in meeting the goals and objectives here at the DOC.  Kevin has also lectured students at the Bridge of Central Massachusetts relative to proper food preparation.  We are confident that Kevin is an excellent match for this position and a strong asset to the DOC.

Kevin graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island with a degree in Culinary Arts.


We are also  pleased to welcome Matthew Strauss as our Food Director for the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center.

Matt comes to the DOC with over 15 years of experience in the tourism, convention and visitor industry with a primary focus on sales, marketing, financial and operational objectives within large organizations.  He has interfaced with both public and private institutions consisting of heavy interaction with both state and local officials as wstraussell as governmental agencies such as the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and the Massachusetts Port Authority.

Matt received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Food Service Management from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.


317th Industrial Instructor Recruit Training Class Graduates

On Thursday, May 19th, 2016, the 317th Recruit Training Class graduated.  There were 9 Industrial Instructors who graduated; Steven Comeau – MCI Shirley, Alan Consolmagno – MCI Shirley, Stephen Ford – MCI Norfolk, Aaron Inacio – MCI Norfolk, Dana Johnson – Milford, Robert Leurini – MCI Norfok, Patrick Reid – MCI Shirley, Daniel Weber – NCCI Gardner, Mark Wile – MCI Shirley.  The Commissioner’s Award for Highest Academic Average was awarded to Daniel Weber.  The class banner was presented to Director James Karr of MassCor.  These Industrial Instructors were certainly a welcome addition to the correctional industries workforce.  Welcome to team DOC, we expect great things.

DOC Internships

Did you know the Massachusetts Department of Corrections has Internship opportunities within various Institutions and Divisions located throughout the Commonwealth?

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2016 Semester. The deadline ends December 30th, so get your applications in now!

Visit our website below where you will find all detailed summaries of internship tracks, directions, and application information.

You must be actively enrolled in a accredited College or University to participate. If you have any questions, please call Lori Costa – Recruitment & Outreach Specialist at 508-850-7783.…/law-enforce-…/prisons/internship-prog/


The DOC Internship Program hosted 16 Students this past Fall from various schools including Stonehill College, Anna Maria, FSU, UMass, BU, Lasell, Roger Williams, Mt. Wachusett CC, Bay State CC, Cape Cod CC, Penn Foster College, just to name a few. Pictured here are students attending their first Orientation, along with DOC Recruiter Lori Costa from the Office of Diversity.