CT DOC-Garner Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: February 26, 2024
50 Nunnawauk Rd, Newtown, CT 06470

Garner 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 - 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

Satellite View of CT DOC-Garner Correctional Institution

You can support your loved ones at Garner CI on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 203-270-2800.

Located at 50 Nunnawauk Rd in Newtown, CT, Garner CI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Garner 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 Garner Correctional Institution, operational since November 17, 1992, is a significant part of the Department of Correction's approach to inmate rehabilitation and community reintegration. It accommodates both pretrial and sentenced offenders, offering innovative programs aimed at facilitating successful reintegration into society. Named after Ward A. Garner, former warden of the Connecticut State Prison, the institution spans 118 acres and houses inmates in two buildings, totaling 260,100 square feet.

Under the leadership of then Commissioner Theresa C. Lantz, the Garner Correctional Institution assumed a pivotal role in consolidating care and treatment for adult male offenders with significant mental health issues across the department. Inmates from various facilities, both pretrial and sentenced, are transferred here based on their mental health needs. The facility employs a progressive mental health treatment approach, emphasizing individualized treatment plans tailored to each offender's level of functionality.

The integrated team approach adopted by the facility's staff ensures continuity in custody, care, treatment, and control. Through extensive programming and therapy, both in group and one-on-one settings, inmates are provided with the tools necessary to function within a general population prison setting or reintegrate into the community. The facility's commitment to innovation and intervention underscores its dedication to offender rehabilitation and successful community reintegration.

Since its inception, the Garner Correctional Institution has continually adapted to the evolving needs of the department. It houses inmates across various classifications, including general population, close custody, and the Mental Health Unit. Additionally, the institution has engaged in cooperative efforts to accommodate Federal High Security inmates. In 1993, the facility pioneered the Close Custody Phase Program, developed and implemented by a dedicated team of staff members, aimed at effectively managing incarcerated gang members. Through these initiatives, the Garner Correctional Institution remains a cornerstone of the department's efforts to promote inmate rehabilitation and community safety.

Inmate Locator

Garner 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.

Get an Arrest Record immediately.

Visitation Information

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

Visiting Schedule Garner CI Eff: FEB 14, 2024

You must request times according to the inmates housing unit. Please review schedule prior to submitting form.

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

Visitors must be on the approved, active visiting list. 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.