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.
Manson Youth Institution Additional information:
The Manson Youth Institution is a level 4 high-security facility. It serves as the Department's primary location for housing sentenced inmates under the age of 21. Recognizing the need to educate youth, staff provide a climate, which enhances inmate social skills, while reinforcing ethics, attitude and behavior valued by productive law-abiding citizens.
The Manson Youth Institution houses male offenders ranging in age from 14 to 20 in ten separate buildings, each with three wings containing 12 cells, a day room, counselor offices and mini kitchen. As the states' only facility for male youth, it houses chronic disciplinary inmates, close custody program, mental health, high security and general population inmates who are involved in a wide variety of programs including educational, vocational and addiction services.
In response to an increase in young population, a youthful offender mentoring program was established. Emphasis is placed on development of positive peer relationships, understanding criminal culture, substance abuse, basic life skills, employment counseling and release planning.
The facility is named in honor of John R. Manson, the Department's second Commissioner who served from 1971-1983. He also served as Deputy Commissioner from 1968-1971.
Present staffing: 283.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.