Northern Correctional Institution
|Address:||287 Bilton Road,
Somers, CT 06071
Please review the following information before scheduling a visit https://portal.ct.gov/DOC/Miscellaneous/Visiting
Updates: Non-Contact Social Visits to resume on 10/15/20
Visit requests shall be submitted to DOC.NRN.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 Northern Correctional Institution is a level five, maximum security institution It is designated to manage those inmates who have demonstrated a serious inability to adjust to confinement posing a threat to the safety and security of the community, staff and other inmates, are sentenced to death, or posses a high bond.
The Northern Correctional Institution provides a highly structured, secure and humane environment while affording inmates an opportunity through positive behavior and program participation to return to a less restrictive facility.
It is situated on 20-acres immediately adjacent to the Osborn Correctional Institution.
Present staffing: 310.
It was completed in January of 1995 and received its first inmates in March of 1995.
In 1995, Connecticut's death row inmates were moved to the Northern Correctional Institution from the Osborn Correctional Institution where they were previously housed.
February of 1997 marked the arrival of the Chronic Disciplinary Unit.
November of 1999 marked the arrival of the Special Risk Group Threat population.
In November of 2000, the Chronic Disciplinary Unit was removed from the facility.
In September of 2004, the Chronic Disciplinary Unit was returned to Northern CI.
In March of 2012, the Chronic Disciplinary Unit was removed from the facility.
In March of 2012, the Chronic Discipline Program was removed from Northern CI. This allowed for the successful closing on the 3 East Housing Unit. Also in the spring of 2012, Northern CI began moving forward with the proposed plans of removing the housing of all phases of Security Risk Group Threat Members. The transfer of these inmates to MacDougall-Walker CI, is scheduled to be completed by March of 2013. That will leave Northern CI with a forecasted inmate population of approximately 75 inmates (Phase 1 of Administrative Segregation, Special Needs and Death Row).
In July 2013, high bond inmates began transfers to Northern Correctional Institution. This was part of an extensive restructuring plan of the entire agency, in an effort by the administration to utilize its infrastructure and available bed space to operate on a more efficient basis. This was accomplished while sustaining all inmate programming and providing opportunities for staff development.
List of past wardens:
|1999-2003||Larry J. Myers|