Cheshire Correctional Institution
|Address:||900 Highland Avenue
Cheshire , CT 06410
Please review the following information before scheduling a visit https://portal.ct.gov/DOC/Miscellaneous/Visiting
Visiting Schedule - Annex (PDF, 10 KB)
Updates: Non-Contact Social Visits to resume on 10/15/20
Visit requests shall be submitted to DOC.CHS.SocialVisits@ct.gov.
Requests are processed Monday-Friday from 8:00am-3:00pm and in the order they are received. A visit is not scheduled until you receive confirmation from the facility. Any individual who attempts to visit a facility without a pre-scheduled, confirmed appointment will not be accommodated.
Email requests must contain the following information:
- Inmate name and number
- Visitor(s) full name and date of birth (to include children) Note: at this time only two (2) visitors are allowed
- Visitor's contact information (phone and email)
- Preferred day of the week (first, second and third choice)
- Preferred time: Day (Before 4:00pm) or Evening (After 4:00pm)
- Preferred days and times must be requested based on offender’s current visiting schedule. Please refer to the facility’s schedule before making a selection.
See data available regarding Connecticut Department of Correction's supervised population.
The Cheshire Correctional Institution confines long-term, adult sentenced offenders. It also operates several specialized housing units, including protective custody and restrictive housing.
The facility emphasizes rewards for deserving inmates via opportunities for bettering themselves by: learning a trade through prison industries, educational programming, addiction service programming and religious programming.
The vocational education programs conducts dozens of projects assisting non-profit and community organizations, which include refurbishment and donation of bicycles to local elementary schools.
Present staffing: 428.
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.|