Hartford Correctional Center Visitor Information & Inmate Locator- Prison Inmate Search

Hartford Correctional Center

Hartford Correctional Center

177 Weston Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06120

Phone :
(860) 240-1800
Website :
Inmate Locator :
Security Level :

Hartford Correctional Center Visiting Information:

Upon incarceration, inmates will be allowed to set up a visiting list. Visiting forms will be sent by the inmate's counselor to those designated by the offender. The forms should be filled out and returned to the facility where the inmate is being held. Background checks will be conducted and it will be up to the inmate to inform the visitor that he or she has been approved.

Visitors under the age of 16, or their legal guardians, must provide a valid birth certificate and one additional document containing the child's name (i.e., social security card, report card, etc.). These documents will have to be produced each time the child visits. All other requirements of Administrative Directive 10.6, Inmate Visits, shall remain in effect.

Visits are not held on state holidays.

Visitors are encouraged to check the visiting cancellation notices below and/or contact the facility prior to visitation to confirm the visiting schedule and to insure that the inmate they plan to visit has not lost his or her visiting privileges.

Please note that cell phones are not permitted within correctional facilities.

Cancellations- Visitation may be cancelled at a correctional facility at any time due to a number of safety and security concerns. Cancelled visitation:

York Correctional Institution - No visits on Thursday, February 23, 2012.
Osborn Correctional Institution - No visits morning or afternoon on Wednesday, February 22nd. Evening visits remain as usual.

Ongoing cancellations- These are scheduled cancellations of visits that may due to parole hearings, facility training or other operational needs:
Cheshire Correctional Institution - No morning/afternoon visits on every first and third Tuesday of the month. No evening visits on every second and fourth Friday of the month.
Bridgeport Correctional Center - Effective January 10, 2012, there will be no visits from 4 PM to 12 AM on Tuesdays and no visits from 8 AM to 4 PM on Thursdays.
Hartford Correctional Center- Effective April 5, 2011, there will be no night visits on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution- Effective Monday, January 24, 2011, there will be no visits on Monday evenings.
Carl Robinson Correctional Institution - No evening visits on Wednesdays.
York Correctional Institution- No morning visits on the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month, and on Wednesday mornings.
New Haven Correctional Center- No visits on Wednesdays.

Please be advised, that visitors who are exhibiting flu symptoms will not be permitted to visit with offenders. Please read the warnings posted below before visiting.

Hartford Correctional Center Additional information:

General Information:

The Garner Correctional Institution incarcerates both pretrial and sentenced offenders. Through proven programmatic innovation and intervention, the Garner Correctional Institution provides positive alternatives for inmates to assist in their successful reintegration into the community as productive members of society.

Under the administration of Commissioner Theresa C. Lantz, care and treatment for adult male offenders with significant mental health issues have been consolidated at this level 4 high-security facility.

Based upon their mental health needs, offenders from throughout the system, both pretrial and sentenced, are assigned here.  Through a collaboration with the Department's contracted health and mental health care provider, the University of Connecticut, Correctional Managed Health Care, the institution utilizes a highly progressive mental health treatment approach.

Individualized treatment plans, based upon an offender's level of functionality include extensive programming and therapy, in a group and one on one setting.  The staff at the facility, both custody and mental health, operates through an integrated team approach which insures a continuity of custody, care, treatment and control.

The program is designed to return as many of these offenders as is possible to the ability to function in either a general population prison setting or ultimately to life in the community.

The facility is named in honor of Ward A. Garner, who served as warden of the Connecticut State Prison in Wethersfield from 1911-1918.

Present staffing: 294.


No time limit unless space availability is limited.

Have a Question/Comment about Hartford Correctional Center ?

Please be respectful (Terms of Service Rules)

9 Responses to Hartford Correctional Center

  1. Dianne October 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    How long do u get to visit

    • PrisonPath October 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm #


      According to the prison web site, the visit time is the time designated for visits for that session. To avoid any confusion, go back to our prison page for Hartford Correctional Center and review the information and call the facility to confirm their visitation policy.

  2. Jessica March 31, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    How do I get in contact with an inmate if he doesn’t know my number or address? Can I still visit him? If I send an inmate a letter will he still receive it even if I am not on the visiting list?

    • PrisonPath March 31, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

      Hi Jessica,

      You have to be on the inmate’s visitation list, but you can write to him.

      • Jessica April 1, 2013 at 11:47 am #

        What if he hasn’t seen a judge yet or hasn’t been sentenced. Can I still visit him

        • PrisonPath April 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

          Hi Jessica,

          Please click the following link for more information. I would also recommend calling the facility to confirm visitation info. for you.

          • Jessica April 4, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

            I just received the application for visiting to who do I sent it backto to the inmate or a specific address?

          • PrisonPath April 5, 2013 at 1:20 am #

            Hi Jessica,

            please note the following information:

            Q. How do I visit someone who is incarcerated?

            An inmate who anticipates regular visits shall submit the name and address of each potential visitor to the assigned counselor. The counselor shall forward a copy of the Visiting Application Form, to the prospective visitor, who shall complete and sign the application and mail it back to the assigned counselor. Because this process can take two to three weeks, wardens have the discretion to permit a courtesy visit, for up to two (2) adult visitors from the inmate’s immediate family to visit with the inmate prior to the approval of the application. (Note: An adult is defined as an individual who is 18 years of age or older). Children shall be accompanied by an adult on the approved visitor list and remain under the supervision of the adult visitor.

            Please note:

            Check the Visitation link on the right column of the home page to determine whether visiting has been canceled at any of the agency’s correctional institutions.

            Visitors are also encouraged to contact the facility prior to visitation to confirm the visiting schedule and to insure that the inmate they plan to visit has not lost his or her visiting privileges.

            You must be able to present a current, photo identificaton at the correctional facility to be allowed to visit.

            It is up to the offender to notify a visitor that they have been added to the visiting list.

  3. Cynthia Tippins July 26, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    What is the facility locator number?

Leave a Reply

Connect with Facebook


Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes