Bridgeport Correctional Center
1106 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Visiting Schedule (PDF, 21 KB)
Cancellations: No afternoon visits on Monday, April 15, 2019. There will be evening visits on Monday.
Ongoing cancellations: No social visits on Wednesdays until further notice.
See data available regarding Connecticut Department of Correction's supervised population.
The Bridgeport Correctional Center is a level 4 high-security facility which confines both pretrial and sentenced offenders. It serves the superior courts of Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk and Stamford. This facility also manages a sentenced level 2 minimum-security unit for an inmate work force population who qualify for outside clearance jobs and community support programs.
Bridgeport Correctional Center provides substantial programming to all inmates incarcerated at this facility. This programming is designed to assist them in the acclimation of incarcerated life and their eventual return to society as productive citizens. To this end, the facility offers inmate programming in Addiction Services, Recreational Services, Educational Services, Volunteer Services, and Religious Services. As it is a part of our mission to provide a safe environment for inmates, it is of paramount importance that the time spent incarcerated is as productive and non-violent as possible.
Present staffing: 325.
The Bridgeport Correctional Center opened in 1958.
In 1974 the "New Center" was built for approximately 310, level 4 inmates.
In 1997, the oldest part of the facility, the "Old Center" originally serving as chambers for the judge and housing for those inmates awaiting judgment, was demolished after suffering irreparable fire damage in 1990.
Housing units Madison, Fairmount and Memorial are open dorm units built in 1986 and 1992. Madison houses 58 level 2 inmates, Fairmount houses 208 level 4 inmates and Memorial houses 240 level 4 inmates.
List of past wardens:
|1970-1971||George H. Conway|
|1971-1973||Francis T. Moore|
|1980-1982||William L. Tuthill|
|1982-1986||C. Frank Dennis|
|1987-1992||Michael A. Chernovetz|
|1992-1995||Daniel K. Benwell|
|1995-1997||Bruce C. Grotta|
|1997-2003||John J. Tarascio|
|2011-2014||Timothy D. Farrell, Sr.|