General Laws

Section 39. Except as provided in section 39A, at the request of the superintendent of any state correctional facility, as defined in section 1 of chapter 125, the commissioner may authorize the transfer, for such period as the commissioner may determine, to a segregated unit within any state correctional facility, as defined in said section 1 of said chapter 125, of any inmate whose continued retention in the general institution population is detrimental to the program of the institution.

Such segregated unit shall provide regular meals, fully furnished cells, limited recreational facilities, rights of visitation and communication by those properly authorized, and such other privileges as may be established by the commissioner. Under the supervision of the department of mental health, all inmates confined to a segregated unit shall be given periodic medical and psychiatric examinations, and shall receive such medical and psychiatric treatment as may be indicated.