CT DOC-Cheshire Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: February 26, 2024
Address
900 Highland Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410
Beds
1495
County
New Haven
Phone
203-651-6100
Fax
203-651-6069

Cheshire 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

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CT DOC-Cheshire Correctional Institution basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 203-651-6100

Located at 900 Highland Ave in Cheshire, CT, Cheshire CI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Cheshire 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.

The Cheshire CI, established in 1913 as the Cheshire Reformatory, has a rich history dating back over a century. Originally designed to reform male offenders aged 16-24, it operated separately from the adult prison population. Over the years, the institution underwent significant developments, including expansions and administrative mergers.

Today, the Cheshire Correctional Institution continues its mission of confining both sentenced and unsentenced adult offenders. In addition to its core functions, the facility operates specialized housing units catering to diverse needs, such as protective custody, restrictive housing, and the True Program, which focuses on offender rehabilitation.

With a current staff of 473, the institution is committed to supporting the Department of Correction's initiatives by providing a range of opportunities aimed at addressing offender risks and needs. These include offender programming, vocational education, addiction treatment, and religious services. The vocational education programs actively engage inmates in meaningful projects benefiting non-profit and community organizations.

The physical infrastructure of the Cheshire Correctional Institution comprises four inmate housing units situated on 25 acres of land. Notably, the north block galleys were acquired from Sing Sing prison in New York and transported to Connecticut by barge, adding to the institution's historical significance.

Throughout its history, the Cheshire Correctional Institution has adapted to changing societal needs and correctional philosophies. From its early days as a reformatory for young male offenders to its current role in adult offender rehabilitation, the institution remains dedicated to its core principles of accountability, education, and community engagement.

In 1993, significant changes occurred with the closure of the galleys and the opening of new North and South Blocks. Subsequent developments, such as the opening of the commissary housing unit in 1998, further enhanced the facility's capacity to meet the evolving needs of the inmate population.

As it continues to evolve, the Cheshire Correctional Institution remains a vital component of Connecticut's correctional system, serving as a beacon of rehabilitation and community reintegration for adult offenders.

Inmate Locator

Cheshire 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

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

Rules: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DOC/Pdf/Ad/AD10/AD1006_English.pdf

Cheshire CI Visiting Schedule - IN PERSON - Eff. FEB 2, 2024

Cheshire CI Visiting Schedule - VIDEO - Eff. AUG 1, 2023

Cheshire CI Visiting Schedule - ALTERNATE WEEKENDS - Eff. AUG 1, 2023

Please complete the following form to schedule a visit: Visit Request Form. Note: A video visit is not scheduled until you receive confirmation from the facility.

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