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Robinson Correctional Institution

Robinson Correctional Institution

285 Shaker Road, Enfield, Connecticut 06082

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860) 253-8000
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Robinson Correctional Institution 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.

Robinson Correctional Institution Additional information:

General Information:

The Carl Robinson Correctional Institution is a level 3 medium-security facility. It houses sentenced offenders and provides a great emphasis on programming and education.

The Robinson Correctional Institution offers a wide assortment of programming for inmates including intensive in-patient substance abuse treatment and a full menu of educational and vocational programming including culinary arts, machine tooling, small engine repair and community college courses.

The facility participates in the Town of Enfield Adopt A Spot program, provides community service to several towns and assists several municipal and non-profit agencies in printing flyers and related material.

Present staffing: 311.

The facility is named after Carl Robinson, who served as warden of the Somers State Prison from 1972-1983, and was the first African American warden appointed in Connecticut.  He also served as superintendent of the Cheshire Reformatory.

Mailing an Inmate:

All correspondence must include the inmate's full name and their inmate number in addition to the address of the facility where they are incarcerated. There shall be no limit placed on the number of letters an inmate may write or receive at personal expense, except as a disciplinary penalty, in accordance with Administrative Directive 9.5, Code of Penal Discipline.

It is requested that padded mailing envelopes not be utilized in corresponding with inmates as they may present a security issue. The use of such envelopes will result in slower delivery of mail.


No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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13 Responses to Robinson Correctional Institution

  1. Marianne January 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Is it possible to send candy/treats to an inmate?

    • PrisonPath January 25, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

      Hi Marianne,

      I would recommend contacting the facility for additional information. I could not find the answer by using the inmate’s families and friends guide.

  2. Randy Alvarado March 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    I am trying to contact you in reference to an innmate detained in Puerto Rico who served time in your institution. The innmate claims that he has already completed his sentence at your institution before being transferred to Puerto Rico. Is there a way to confirm that he indeed completed his sentence?
    I am forwarding this request on behalf of the Records Technician at the Ponce 676 Intake Center ( Ms. Ivette Vega) you can contact her at 787 841-2573.

    We would really appreciate your assistance. I am one of the Point of Contact POC for DHS ICE Secure Communities in PR.

    • PrisonPath March 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

      Hi Randy, is a privately owned web site that provides information about prisons to inmate’s families, individuals facing prison, and the general public. We are not connected in any way to any federal, state, or county prison. We would recommend contacting the facility for additional information.

  3. Lynn July 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    My cousin is incarcerated at Robinson. I would like to send him some books. I am not sure how to do this, and there is no info on the website. Also, can I order the books from any vendor?

    Thank you.

    • PrisonPath July 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

      Hi Lynn,

      The vendors need to comply with the requirements of the prison. The books have to be shipped directly from the vendor. Konmart specializes in sending books etc. to inmates. You can click their ad on our prison pages.

  4. Carmen September 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    What is the city code for your correctional facility to send money through western union.? Please help I’ve called everywhere even western union, and an agent said to call you’s but no answer

  5. Rachel October 31, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    I’d like to send an inmate money, how is that done?

    • PrisonPath October 31, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

      Hi Rachel,

      Please note the following information about sending money to an inmate at Robinson Correctional Institution.

      The Inmate Trust Fund (ITF) office is responsible for receiving funds for incarcerated offenders, for making payments from, and maintaining all records associated with offender accounts.

      RECEIPTS – ITF can accept funds only two ways:

      I. Via U.S. Mail

      Funds are accepted from the following sources:

      Money Order or Certified/Cashier’s Check,along with complete and legible remitter information *
      Attorney checks, along with cover letter
      Employer checks, along with pay stub
      Refund check from Vendors
      Social Security checks
      Social Services checks
      Tax Refunds
      Unemployment checks
      Veterans Administration checks

      * All Checks or Money Orders MUST be payable to the inmate
      * Remitter Information MUST include:
      1. Inmate First, Middle Initial and Last Name
      2. Inmate Number
      3. Inmate Date of Birth
      4. Sender’s First and Last Name
      5. Sender’s Full Address (Number, Street, Apartment/Unit, City, State and Zip Code)

      Complete and legible Remitter Information must be included with each item. DO NOT include anything else with the check/money order and remitter form, such as cards, letters, pictures, notes, etc. They will not be forwarded to the offender. Money orders/checks must be mailed to:

      Inmate Trust Fund
      P.O. Box 290800
      Wethersfield, CT 06129-0800

      Inmate Trust Fund Remitter Form (PDF, 27 KB) has been created for your convenience.

      II. Electronic Deposits through Western Union Quick Collect

      Former inmates may request a check for their remaining funds by completing a Request for Account Balance Form and mailing it to: Inmate Trust Fund, 24 Wolcott Hill Rd., Wethersfield, CT 06109

  6. theresa July 31, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    what dose the envelope have to have on it when sending to an inmate at Robinson Correctional Institution? and is their a different address for the inmates mail for family and friends to send mail?

    • PrisonPath July 31, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

      Hi Theresa,

      For information about prison life, read the 25 Rules..

      For information about inmate mail, see our updated information section on this prison page for the Robinson Correctional Institution.

  7. Carol Lannon October 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    I have visited Inmate #376803 Foshay in the past at Corrigan Correctional Facility but since he has been moved to Carl Robinson I have not been able to get there, as of yet. Do I need to file again for visitor status or am I still ok to come visit? I am coming in from NJ so I would like to know ahead that I am allowed. I do understand that visitation hours can be cancelled at a moments notice without notice.

    • PrisonPath October 13, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

      Hi Carol,

      Since you are coming from out of state, we recommend calling directly the prison to confirm visitation status before visiting. The new prison may require a new visitation list from the inmate.

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