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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
Stafford Jail City Jail Tolland County
Darien City Jail City Jail Fairfield County
Derby City Jail City Jail New Haven County
Eastford Jail City Jail Windham County
Enfield Jail City Jail Hartford County
Glastonbury Jail City Jail Hartford County
Granby Jail City Jail Hartford County
Griswold Public Safety Jail City Jail New London County
Ridgefield Jail City Jail Fairfield County
Prospect Jail City Jail New Haven County
Wolcott City Jail City Jail New Haven County
Bethany Jail City Jail New Haven County
Bolton Jail City Jail Tolland County
Bridgeport Park Jail City Jail Fairfield County
Barkhamsted Jail City Jail Litchfield County
Burlington Jail City Jail Hartford County
Brookfield Jail City Jail Fairfield County
Canterbury Jail City Jail Windham County
Coventry Jail City Jail Tolland County
Chaplin Jail City Jail Windham County
Avon Jail City Jail Hartford County
Berlin Jail City Jail Hartford County
Ansonia Jail City Jail New Haven County
Bethel Jail City Jail Fairfield County
Bloomfield Jail City Jail Hartford County
Bethlehem Jail City Jail Litchfield County
Waterbury Jail City Jail New Haven County
Norwich Jail City Jail New London County
Westport Jail City Jail Fairfield County
Newington Jail City Jail Hartford County