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 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.