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.
The MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution is a level 4/5, high/maximum security level multi-mission facility for adult males. Based on its offender population, it is the largest correctional facility in New England. It came into being on May 15, 2001 as the result of the consolidation of the Walker Reception and Special Management Unit and the MacDougall Correctional Institution and sits on a combined 140 acres.
The facility is accredited by the American Correctional Association. During its last accreditation audit in June 2008, the institution scored a 100% on the mandatory requirements and the non-mandatory factors.
The MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution provides a highly structured environment to manage long-term sentenced offenders, protective custody offenders and high bond unsentenced offenders with programs designed to address the needs of each population.
The facility focuses on education both academic (ABE, Pre-GED, GED, Special Education, TSOL), and at the MacDougall Building (Vocational Maintenance, Electro Mechanical, Micro Computers, Electronic Repair, Dental, and Commercial Cleaning). Programming is also a vital component of our mission and includes Parenting Skills, Sex Offender Treatment, Family Issues, Beyond Fear, Addiction Services, Aftercare and Fellowship AA/NA meetings.
The Industries program employs up to 70 inmates, some of whom graduated from various Vocational Education programs. A Regional Commissary employs up to 60 inmates. Others are employed in various capacities in the Food Service Operation, commercial cleaning and other janitorial functions essential to the hygiene, sanitation and cleanliness of the facility.
The MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution (MacDougall building) commissary-processing center serves as a regional hub for the northern district of the state, handling more than 24,000 orders per month.
The National Institute of Corrections recognizes MacDougall-Walker (MacDougall building) internal classification system as a national model.
Present staffing: 678.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.