CT DOC-Robinson Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: February 26, 2024
285 Shaker Rd, Enfield, CT 06082
Mailing Address
PO Box 1400, Enfield, CT 06082

Robinson 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 Robinson CI on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 860-253-8000.

Located at 285 Shaker Rd in Enfield, CT, Robinson CI carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Robinson 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-Robinson 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 CRCI stands as a level 3 medium-security facility, prioritizing rehabilitation and education for sentenced offenders within its confines. Named after Carl Robinson, the institution pays homage to his legacy as the first African American warden appointed in Connecticut, known for his service at the Somers State Prison and the Cheshire Reformatory.

Since its opening on November 8, 1985, the Robinson Correctional has been situated on the historic grounds of a Shaker farm community dating back to 1792. Over the years, it has evolved to accommodate changing needs and practices within the correctional system. In January of 1990, with the adoption of a new Inmate Objective Classification System, the facility's security level transitioned to medium-security, reflecting a nuanced approach to inmate management.

Programming at Robinson Correctional Institution is comprehensive, addressing various needs and interests of the inmate population. From intensive in-patient substance abuse treatment to a diverse array of educational and vocational offerings such as culinary arts, machine tooling, and small engine repair, the institution is committed to equipping inmates with valuable skills for successful reintegration into society.

Beyond its internal programming, the institution actively engages with the surrounding community through initiatives like the Town of Enfield Adopt A Spot program and various community service projects benefiting municipalities and non-profit organizations. Additionally, Robinson Correctional Institution supports local agencies by providing printing services for flyers and related materials, fostering a sense of partnership and contribution.

Throughout its history, the facility has undergone structural changes to adapt to evolving needs. Building 7, initially repurposed for use by the Judicial Department as a juvenile facility in 1996, was eventually returned to the institution's jurisdiction in 1997 to serve as a housing unit for outside clearance inmates. Despite its subsequent closure in 2008, these adjustments reflect the institution's ongoing commitment to operational flexibility and responsiveness to changing circumstances.

With a present staffing complement of 311 dedicated professionals, the Carl Robinson Correctional Institution continues its mission to provide a secure environment conducive to rehabilitation and personal growth, honoring its namesake's legacy while striving for excellence in service to the community and the incarcerated population alike.

Inmate Locator

Robinson 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. Visiting Schedule

Updates: Non-Contact Social Visits resumed on 10/15/20. Video visitation available as of 11/16/20.

Please complete the following form to request a scheduled in-person or video visit: Visit Request Form. Note: A visit is not scheduled until you receive confirmation from the facility. Check your junk mail folder for confirmations or emails regarding visits.

Visits are scheduled according to the inmate's housing location. If an inmate moves to another housing location, the visit will be canceled and needs to be rescheduled. It is the inmate’s responsibility to notify the visitor that their visit will need to be rescheduled. Any individual who attempts to visit a facility without a pre-scheduled, confirmed appointment will not be accommodated.

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.