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CT DOC - York Correctional Institution

State Prison

Last Updated: December 15, 2021
Address
201 W Main St, Niantic, CT 06357
Beds
1239
County
New London
Phone
860-451-3001
Fax
860-451-3200

York CI is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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CT DOC - York 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: 860-451-3001

The inmates housed at York CI located at 201 W Main St in Niantic, CT are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

York Correctional Institution - Inmate Programs

The York CI is a high-security facility. It serves as the state's only institution for female inmates. It serves all superior courts in Connecticut and manages all pretrial and sentenced female offenders, whatever their security level. The programming units at the facility have an extensive array of positive interventions for the population, including the 80-bed intensive, inpatient drug treatment unit, the Marilyn Baker House. A Hospice program trains inmate volunteers to provide end of life care to fellow offenders.

In June 2005, the Charlene Perkins Reentry Center was dedicated in honor of a past deputy warden. The 100-bed stand-alone unit assists in preparing appropriate female offenders, who are within 18 months with skills they will need for community reentry. In February 2016, this unit became the 'Keys to Success' Community Reintegration Unit; a specifically designed program of support to and accountability by applicable inmates cultivating their path toward successful community reintegration.

The Department's Correctional Enterprise of Connecticut manages a program based at this facility in which offenders are employed on projects including tailoring offender uniforms.

Girl Scouts Behind Bars, for the daughters of incarcerated women, reflects recent research that enhanced visitation may reduce the possibility of the mother returning to prison and/or the daughter becoming an offender.

The Mommy and Me program provides an enhanced family-focused visitation for mothers, children and their caregivers. In order to participate, mothers are required to be enrolled in or have completed a parenting program at York CI and their children must be on their approved visitor list. Additional information on the program can be accessed on Page 71 on the York compendium or by contacting the program coordinator at 860-451-3128.

Female offenders have spoken to many school and local organizations, as well as at-risk-youth. Community service crews have assisted at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Camp Hazen, the New London Housing Authority, and OpSail 2000.

The facility is also home to the Second Chance Corral, a partnership with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture which provides restorative shelter for abused farm animals which are cared for by the inmate population.

The York Correctional Institution of the Connecticut Department of Correction has received international attention for the programs and management of its offender population.

In June 2011, with the closing of the adjoining Gates Correctional Institution, an annex housing 225 men at the time was renamed the Niantic Annex and was transferred to the supervision of the Warden of York Correctional Institution. This was done to insure continued support of the surrounding communities with inmate work crews as well as facilitate the reintegration of offenders who are from southeastern Connecticut.

In January 2016, the Niantic Annex was closed due to a continued decline in Connecticut's prison population.

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CT DOC - York Correctional Institution is a facility in the Connecticut Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

Connecticut Department of Correction will resume social visits effective 10/15/20. Please note that all visits will be non-contact until further notice and shall only include up to two (2) visitors. Offenders that are eligible for social visitation privileges shall be allowed no more than one (1), 30-minute visit per week, and only if facility scheduling capacity and operational needs can support the request. In order to maintain proper social distancing, all visits must be pre-scheduled due to limited occupancy. Cleaning and disinfecting measures have been put in place to ensure a safe visit.

Video Visitation is now available at Manson Youth Institute, Carl Robinson C.I., Brooklyn C.I., Osborn C.I., and York C.I., Garner C.I. and Cheshire C.I., New Haven C.C., Bridgeport C.C., Corrigan-Radgowski C.C., Hartford C.C., Northern C.I., and Willard-Cybulski C.I. will begin video visitation on 12/21/20. Please see below for information regarding video visitation.

Visitation Information

CT DOC - York Correctional Institution - Visitation

Please review the following information before scheduling a visit https://portal.ct.gov/DOC/Miscellaneous/Visiting. Visiting Schedule York CI - January 2021

Updates: VIDEO VISITS ONLY - effective December 7, 2020

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

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