CT DOC-Bridgeport State Correctional Center

State Prison

Last Updated: February 26, 2024
Address
1106 North Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Beds
971
County
Fairfield
Phone
475-225-8000
Fax
475-225-8050

Bridgeport CC is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - maximum facility.

The phone carrier is Securus Tech®, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at Bridgeport CC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 475-225-8000.

Located at 1106 North Ave in Bridgeport, CT, Bridgeport CC carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Bridgeport CC offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on CT DOC-Bridgeport State Correctional Center so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

Bridgeport CC, established in 1958, serves as a high-security state jail housing 624 men sentenced in Connecticut courts of Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk, and Stamford. Originally built to accommodate pre-trial defendants and sentenced offenders for multiple court jurisdictions, it has undergone expansions and renovations over the years.

The prison campus, which initially consisted of the original building erected in 1958, saw a new addition in 1974. However, a fire in 1990 led to the demolition of the original facility. Presently, all inmates are housed in cell blocks within the "New Center" or in one of three open dorm units: Madison, North Wing, and Memorial.

With a current staffing level of 325, Bridgeport Correctional Center offers various programs and services to support inmate rehabilitation and well-being. These include addiction services, educational programs, recreational activities, religious services, and volunteer opportunities. These programs aim to address the diverse needs of the inmate population and facilitate their reintegration into society upon release.

Inmate Locator

Bridgeport CC maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

Get an Arrest Record immediately.

Visitation Information

Visiting Information: Please review the following information before scheduling a visit https://portal.ct.gov/DOC/Miscellaneous/Visiting

Visiting Schedule (PDF, 21 KB)

  • In-person social visits are available.
  • Video Visits are still also available.
  • Only one In-Person Visit per week is allowed.
  • One Video Visit per week is also allowed. Both In-Person and Video Visits must be pre-scheduled and a visiting Request Form must be completed.

Please complete the following form to schedule a visit: Visit Request Form

Visitors must be on the approved, active visiting list. Note: A visit is not scheduled until you receive confirmation from the facility. Check your junk mail folder for confirmations or emails regarding visits.

For all general visiting information refer to https://portal.ct.gov/DOC/Miscellaneous/Visiting

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.