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Connecticut Inmate Records

Connecticut inmate records are documents created on inmates serving time at Connecticut correctional facilities, including state-operated detention centers, jails, and penal institutions. Per the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, inmate records are public records and available to interested persons upon request.

Persons who obtain inmate records can expect to see the inmate's personal information, such as their full names and aliases, race, gender, date of birth, inmate mugshots, as well as primary charges, current sentence, and prospective court or release dates.

Inmate records are considered public in the United States and therefore are made available by both traditional governmental agencies and third-party websites and organizations. Third-party websites may offer an easier search, as these services do not face geographical limitations. However, because third-party sites are not government-sponsored, the information obtained through them may vary from official channels. To find inmate records using third-party aggregate sites, requesting parties must provide:

  • The location of the sought-after record, including state, county, and city where the inmate resides.
  • The name of the person listed in the record, unless it is a juvenile.

Facilities Operated by the Connecticut Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

All jails and Connecticut prisons are unified under the Connecticut Department of Corrections, which is charged with managing the operations of all correctional facilities within its jurisdiction.

There are 18 state prisons and one federal prison in Connecticut but no county jails or detention centers. All facilities maintained by the department are operated according to the national model, and facility and inmate-related information are typically disseminated by corrections staff.

Bridgeport Correctional Center
1106 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (475) 225-8000
Fax: (475) 225-8050

Brooklyn Correctional Institution
59 Hartford Road
Brooklyn, CT 06234
Phone: (860) 779-4500
Fax: (860) 779-4557

Cheshire Correctional Institution
900 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT 06410
Phone: (203) 651-6100
Fax: (203) 651-6069

Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center
986 Norwich-New London Turnpike
Uncasville, CT 06382
Phone: (860) 848-5700 (Corrigan Building)
Phone: (860) 848-5000 (Radgowski Building)
Fax: (860) 848-5821

Cybulski Community Reintegration Center
391 Shaker Road
Enfield, CT 06082
Phone: (860) 763-6100
Fax: (860) 763-6111

Garner Correctional Institution
50 Nunnawauk Road,
Newtown, CT 06470
Phone: (203) 270-2800
Fax: (203) 270-2612

Gates Correctional Institution
131 North Bridebrook Road
Niantic, CT 06357
Phone: (860) 691-4700
Fax: (860) 691-4745

Hartford Correctional Center
177 Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Phone: (959) 200-3000
Fax: (959) 200-3008

MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution
1153 East Street, South
Suffield, CT 06080
Phone: (860) 627-2100 - MacDougall Building
Phone: (860) 292-3400 - Walker Building
Fax: (860) 627-2144

Manson Youth Institution
42 Jarvis Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
Phone: (203) 806-2500
Fax: (203) 699-1845

New Haven Correctional Center
245 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 974-4111
Fax: (203) 974-4167

Northern Correctional Institution
287 Bilton Road,
POB 665
Somers, CT 06071
Phone: (860) 763-8600
Fax: (860) 763-8651

Osborn Correctional Institution
335 Bilton Road,
POB 100
Somers, CT 06071
Phone: (860) 814-4600
Fax: (860) 814-4826

Robinson Correctional Institution
285 Shaker Road,
POB 1400
Enfield, CT 06082
Phone: (860) 253-8000
Fax: (860) 253-8317

Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution
391 Shaker Road
Enfield, CT 06082
Phone: (860) 763-6100
Fax: (860) 763-6111

York Correctional Institution
201 West Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
Phone: (860) 451-3001
Fax: (860) 451-3200

How Do I Contact Inmates in Connecticut Prisons and Jails

Friends and family may contact all Connecticut inmates via U.S mail or penpal websites. However, while inmates do not receive incoming calls, detainees may place outgoing calls to persons included on their approved calling list.

Mail correspondence must include the address of the facility where the inmate is incarcerated and the inmate's full name and DOC number. According to the Administrative Directive on Inmate Communication, padded mailing envelopes may result in slow mail delivery, and inmates may respond to persons excluded.

How Do I Visit Inmates in Connecticut Prisons and Jails

Correctional facilities in Connecticut each have visitor guidelines and schedules, available on the visiting information page of the Department of Correction website. Generally, before visiting an inmate, intending visitors must confirm the inmate's location using the Connecticut prison lookup tool. The visitor must also confirm their names on the inmate's approved visiting list before visiting the facility. Persons who are unlisted on the list may obtain a visiting application form and undergo a verbal and physical screening. The jail administrative staff will contact approved persons within 3 or 4 weeks of applying. Meanwhile, two (2) adult visitors from the inmate's immediate family are permitted a courtesy visit without prior application.

Other eligible visitors must schedule their visits with the corrections staff beforehand. While visiting schedules vary from facility to facility, visits are generally not held on the day of state-observed holidays. Visitor clothes must be reasonably modest as per administrative directives, and cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted in any of the facilities.

All visitors under the age of 16 may only visit with adults named on the inmate's approved list. In addition, the child or their legal guardians must provide any document containing their name as a means of identification - i.e., birth certificates, social security cards, report cards, etc. One of these documents must be presented on each visit.

Inmate attorneys must study the attorney-client visiting guidelines of the state of Connecticut. Pre-scheduling of professional visits is advised but not required. All visitors in this category, but not on the visitor's list, will be required to provide a professional credential or valid driver's license upon arriving at the facility. The professional visit page of the CSDC website features the contact information of all DOC facilities in the state and the staff responsible for scheduling these attorneys, privileges, and professional visits.

How Do I Send Money to Inmates in Connecticut Prisons and Jails

All interested persons (including those exempted from the inmate's visitors list) may send money to detainees electronically or by money order. Electronic deposits may be made using any of the approved payment partners such as JPAY, TouchPay, or Western Union.

Western Union payments require the inmate's last name, 8-digit inmate number and should be made payable to Connecticut DOC (Code City: CTDOC). Inmate numbers less than eight digits may be prefixed with two additional zeros. For money order deposits, the payer must download and fill the Inmate Trust Fund Remitter Form legibly. This should be sent along with the money order to:

Inmate Trust Fund
P.O. Box 290800
Wethersfield, CT 06129-0800

All orders must include the inmate's full name and correctional identification number, and respondents cannot enclose correspondence to the inmate.

How to Perform a Connecticut Prison Inmate Search

As the State Department of Corrections manages all correctional facilities in Connecticut, all information regarding resident detainees of the facilities is maintained and disseminated by the department. The CSDC website features prison lookup tools, relevant information for detainees' friends and families, and inmate locations and accounts. In addition, anyone performing an inmate search in Connecticut can retrieve related information using any available tools and publications on the site or contacting any of the facilities via phone or Fax: (see jail locations and contact information above).

How to Perform a Connecticut Jail Inmate Search

Interested persons can use the Connecticut prison inmate search tool to find a person in jail. The search must know the inmate's full name, date of birth, or CT DOC inmate number. A search will return the inmate's location, bond amount, sentence date, sentence length, and estimated release date. Another option is to find out if someone is in jail is to contact the county sheriff's office.

The Difference between Connecticut State Prisons and County Jail

Connecticut state prisons and county jails are operated by the Department of Correction. While state prisons are used to house inmates who are serving long-term sentences, county jails, on the other hand, are operated by sheriffs' departments and used to hold inmates who are awaiting trial or those who have been sentenced to short-term stays.

In some cases, an inmate may be transferred from one facility to another during their incarceration. For example, an inmate initially incarcerated in a county jail may be transferred to state prison if sentenced to a long-term stay.

Connecticut state prisons have a capacity of approximately 4,300 inmates, while the county jails have a total of about 3,600 inmates.

The vast majority of inmates in Connecticut are housed in state prisons, with only a small number being held in county jails. In 2019, there were 16,858 inmates incarcerated in Connecticut state prisons and 1,960 inmates incarcerated in county jails.

The average daily population of inmates in Connecticut state prisons has declined in recent years, falling from a high of 19,251 in 2008 to 17,420 in 2018. The average daily population of inmates in county jails has also declined, from 2,069 in 2008 to 1,934 in 2018.

How Do I Find Out an Inmate Release Date?

Inmate release dates are available through the online inmate lookup tool. However, this information will be unavailable if public availability puts the incarcerated person at a safety risk. In such cases, the correctional facility administrative staff will only provide eligible persons with tangible interests with information on an inmate's release date. Persons who are privy to this information include immediate family members, the crime victim, and authorized criminal justice officials.

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  • There were over 1,240,000 reported violent crimes in the United States in 2017.
  • Between 2006 and 2010, approximately 3.4 million violent crimes went unreported.
  • Around 73 million (29.5%) of Americans have criminal records, many of which are eligible for sealing or expungement.
  • There were nearly 7.7 million property crimes in the United States in 2017. This represents a 3.6% decrease from the previous year.
  • Some newspapers have reported the cost of a public record can cost between $5 and $399,000.
  • In 2017, there were 1,920 presidential pardon requests. Of those, 142 were granted.