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 - Eff. JAN 23, 2023
Updates: In-Person Social Visits and Video Visits Are Available.
Please check the visiting schedule, as visiting times have changed.
Video Visits are still also available.
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
Visitors must be on the approved, active visiting list.
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.
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
Again, for all general visiting information refer to https://portal.ct.gov/DOC/Miscellaneous/Visiting and
Inmate Visiting Rules: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DOC/Pdf/Ad/AD10/AD1006_English.pdf
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.
Listing of the inmate programs available at this facility (PDF, 409 KB).
PREA Auditor's Summary Report (PDF, 498 KB).
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.|