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About Connecticut Department of Corrections

On July 1, 1968, the General Assembly officially established the Connecticut Department of Correction. This is when the statutorily separated institutions including parole and other similar functions among the State Jail Administration was established into the cabinet who was run by the commissioner, who was ultimately picked by the Governor.

The very first commission was Ellis C. MacDougall. MacDougall was the one who paved the way for the Connecticut Department of Corrections.

When the Connecticut Department of Corrections first started, they had 12 facilities that they operated. These facilities were:

  • State Prison in Somers
  • Montville Youth Farm
  • New Haven Youth Farm
  • Osborn Farm in Enfield
  • State Reformatory in Cheshire
  • State Farm & Women Prison in Niantic
  • Litchfield Youth Farm
  • Bridgeport Youth Farm
  • Hartford Youth Farm
  • Haddam Youth Farm
  • Brooklyn Youth Farm

As of current, the Connecticut Department of Corrections has an excellent workforce. All new hires within the agency will have to undergo a minimum of 10 weeks of training brought to them by the Maloney Center for Training and Staff Development. This training is what many agencies throughout the United States use.

Basic Information

Types of Correctional Facilities in Connecticut

Connecticut Prisons and Jails

Correctional Facility Name
Type
County
Woodbridge City Jail City Jail New Haven County
Winsted City Jail City Jail Litchfield County
Windsor Locks City Jail City Jail Hartford County
Willimantic City Jail City Jail Windham County
Wethersfield City Jail City Jail Hartford County
Weston City Jail City Jail Fairfield County
Unionville City Jail City Jail Hartford County
Trumbull City Jail City Jail Fairfield County
Suffield City Jail City Jail Hartford County
Storrs City Jail City Jail Tolland County
Somers City Jail City Jail Tolland County
Roxbury City Jail City Jail Litchfield County
Rocky Hill City Jail City Jail Hartford County
Plainville City Jail City Jail Windham County
Plainfield City Jail City Jail Windham County
Old Saybrook City Jail City Jail Middlesex County
New London City Jail City Jail New London County
New Haven City Jail City Jail New Haven County
Hebron City Jail City Jail Tolland County
Hamden City Jail City Jail New Haven County
Greenwich City Jail City Jail Fairfield County
Essex City Jail City Jail Middlesex County
Ellington City Jail City Jail Tolland County
Deep River City Jail City Jail Middlesex County
Danbury City Jail City Jail Fairfield County
Cromwell City Jail City Jail Middlesex County
Colchester City Jail City Jail New London County
Clinton City Jail City Jail Middlesex County
Carl Robinson Correctional Institution State Prison Hartford County
Webster State Correctional Institution – CLOSED State Prison New Haven County