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 Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution protects the public and protects staff by providing a safe, secure and humane environment where offenders participate in a mandatory structured process that instills a high standard of accountability and an expectation of responsibility on the part of the offender. Privileges and awards are earned and any offender who fails to meet the set standards will engage in a process of corrective action.
As part of its agency directed mandate to provide community service support, the facility has placed more than 150 inmates daily, in supervised community based public service projects and work details. They have provided maintenance, assisting with community events, renovations and painting to communities, the state and local non-profit agencies.
The Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution continues its mission to prepare offenders for release back into the community with a wide number of programs and opportunities. Within the counseling and programming department of this facility, inmates have an opportunity to address, head on, the causes and issues that brought them into incarceration.
In 2005, the facility assumed a major role in the consolidation of medical services throughout the agency. This initiative sought to reduce redundancy and improve the delivery of medical services in a fiscally responsible manner by utilizing a regional approach to health care. The Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution accommodated many of the agency’s level two offenders with significant health care needs..
Present staffing: 217.
The Willard building is named in honor of William Willard who served as warden of the Connecticut State Prison in Wethersfield from 1854-1857 and from 1862-1870. The Cybulski building is named in honor of Alexandre J. Cybulski who served as Deputy Warden of the Somers State Prison from 1962-1983.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.