CT DOC-Brooklyn Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: February 26, 2024
Address
59 Hartford Rd, Brooklyn, CT 06234
Beds
450
County
Windham
Phone
860-779-4500
Fax
860-779-4557

Brooklyn CI 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 - medium facility.

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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 Brooklyn CI on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 860-779-4500.

Located at 59 Hartford Rd in Brooklyn, CT, Brooklyn CI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Brooklyn CI 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-Brooklyn Correctional Institution 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.

The Brooklyn CI, formerly the Windham County Jail, traces its roots back to 1820 when it served as both a town hall and a jail. Over the years, the institution underwent significant transformations to adapt to evolving societal needs and correctional philosophies. By the late 1800s, it had expanded its mission beyond mere incarceration, incorporating initiatives like a prison library and religious services.

In the 1940s through the 1970s, the institution faced the challenges posed by offenders convicted of various crimes, ranging from grand theft to murder. However, as societal attitudes toward rehabilitation evolved, so did the institution's approach. In 1990, a new dormitory-style facility replaced the old jail, marking a shift from a pretrial level 4 to a sentenced level 3 institution.

Today, the Brooklyn Correctional Institution stands as a level 3 medium-security facility dedicated to holding offenders accountable while offering pathways to rehabilitation and successful community reintegration. With a committed staff of 123, the institution upholds professionalism, dignity, and respect, fostering a safe and secure environment balanced with compassion for its inmate population.

Central to its mission are the extensive programming offerings aimed at equipping offenders with the tools they need for a law-abiding return to society. These programs encompass educational services, including GED, English as a Second Language, and special education, as well as vocational programs covering business education and computer skills. Additionally, the institution provides literacy volunteers, sex offender programming, anger management, and substance abuse treatment.

Beyond its walls, the Brooklyn Correctional actively engages with surrounding communities through public service projects and charitable contributions, with a particular focus on combating domestic violence. Offenders participate in outreach efforts, speaking to high school students and at-risk youth about the importance of positive decision-making and the consequences of incarceration.

Through its rich history and comprehensive approach to rehabilitation, the Brooklyn Correctional Institution remains committed to its core values of accountability, education, and community engagement. As it continues to evolve, the institution stands as a beacon of hope, offering offenders the opportunity for redemption and a second chance at a law-abiding life.

Inmate Locator

Brooklyn CI 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.

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Visitation Information

Brooklyn CI Contact Visiting Rules
  • Visits are limited to 2 adults, or 1 adult and 2 children, per visit
  • Inmates are allowed 2 contact visits and 1 virtual visits per week
  • Visitors may arrive up to 15 minutes prior to a visit, and be seated in the visiting room
  • No more than 15 visitors will be allowed in the lobby at the same time
  • A maximum of 24 inmates will be allowed in the visiting room at one time
Visiting Schedule Brooklyn CI - FEB 2024
Visiting Schedule Brooklyn CI - MAR 2024

Video Visits are available and must be scheduled 72 hrs. in advance. Please complete the following form to request a scheduled video visit: Visit Request Form. Note: A video visit is not scheduled until you receive confirmation from the facility.

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.