Cheshire Correctional Institution
|Address:||900 Highland Avenue
Cheshire , CT 06410
|| Carlos Nunez
| Victoria Soley
Please review the following information before scheduling a visit https://portal.ct.gov/DOC/Miscellaneous/Visiting and Inmate Visiting Rules: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DOC/Pdf/Ad/AD10/AD1006_English.pdf
Cheshire CI Visiting Schedule - ALTERNATE WEEKENDS - Eff. AUG 1, 2023
Updates: No Social Visits (In-Person and Video) Until Further Notice.
Two In-Person Visit per week are allowed.
One Video Visit per week is also allowed.
In-Person visits are unscheduled.
Video Visits must be pre-scheduled by completing a Visiting Request Form.
Please complete the following form to schedule a visit: Visit Request Form
Note: A video visit is not scheduled until you receive confirmation from the facility.
Check your junk mail folder for confirmations or emails regarding visits. You must be an approved visitor.
A maximum of three (3) authorized adult visitors may participate in the Video Visit and must be included on the Video Request form.
Any minor who is domiciled in the household will not count toward the number of visitors in the Video Visit.
A Video Visit shall be forfeited if the visit does not begin within five (5) minutes of the scheduled time.
Proper attire is required for all visits
See data available regarding Connecticut Department of Correction's supervised population.
The Cheshire Correctional Institution confines adult sentenced and unsentenced offenders. It also operates several specialized housing units, including protective custody, restrictive housing and the True Program.
The facility supports the DOC initiative by providing various opportunities that address risks/needs such as; offender programming, learning a trade through prison industries, educational and vocational programming to include special education services provided to qualified students under age 22, addiction treatment programming and religious services.
The vocational education programs conducts dozens of projects assisting non-profit and community organizations.
Present staffing: 473.
The Cheshire Reformatory was established by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1909 and opened in 1913 after three years of construction carried out by inmates from the State Prison in Wethersfield. It was designed as a reformatory for male offenders ages 16-24, with the intention of seperating these offenders from the adult prison population.
The physical plant consists of four inmate housing units and is situated on 25 acres. The cells of the north block galleys were reportedly purchased from Sing Sing prison in New York and brought to Connecticut by barge.
In 1956 an addition was built.
In 1968 the facility was merged administratively with the newly created Department of Correction.
In 1982 the facility was designated for adult males.
In 1993, the galleys closed and the new North and South Blocks were opened.
In 1998 the commissary housing unit opened.
List of past wardens:
|1968-1971||B. J. Leverette|
|2003-2005||James E. Dzurenda|
|2005-2007||Daniel W. Martin|
|2014-2015||Timothy Farrell Sr.|