Robinson Correctional Institution
|Address:||285 Shaker Road,
Enfield , CT 06082
Please review the following information before scheduling a visit https://portal.ct.gov/DOC/Miscellaneous/Visiting
Updates: Unfortunately, due to an increase in the Covid-19 positivity rate social visits are temporarily suspended until further notice.
The suspension of in-person visits is a safety measure aimed at minimizing the spread of the virus.
Video Visits are Available
Video visits must be pre-scheduled and a visiting Request Form must be completed:
Visitors must be on the approved, active visiting list.
Please complete the following form to schedule an in-person or video 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.
Visits are scheduled according to the inmates housing location. If an inmate moves to another housing location, the visit will be cancelled and needs to be rescheduled. It is the inmate’s responsibility to notify the visitor that their visit will need to be rescheduled.
Any individual who attempts to visit a facility will not be accommodated.
For all general visiting information refer to https://portal.ct.gov/DOC/Miscellaneous/Visiting
See data available regarding Connecticut Department of Correction's supervised population.
The Carl Robinson Correctional Institution is a level 3 medium-security facility. It houses sentenced offenders and provides a great emphasis on programming and education.
The Robinson Correctional Institution offers a wide assortment of programming for inmates including intensive in-patient substance abuse treatment and a full menu of educational and vocational programming including culinary arts, machine tooling, small engine repair and community college courses.
The facility participates in the Town of Enfield Adopt A Spot program, provides community service to several towns and assists several municipal and non-profit agencies in printing flyers and related material.
Present staffing: 311.
The facility is named after Carl Robinson, who served as warden of the Somers State Prison from 1972-1983, and was the first African American warden appointed in Connecticut. He also served as superintendent of the Cheshire Reformatory.
The Robinson Correctional Institution was opened on November 8, 1985. It is situated on the site of an historic Shaker farm community, which dates from 1792.
In January of 1990, with the implementation of a new Inmate Objective Classification System, the institution's security level was changed to medium-security.
In 1996, Building 7 was turned over to the Judicial Department for use as a juvenile facility.
In 1997, jurisdiction of Building 7 is returned to the facility and re-opened as a housing unit for 71 outside clearance inmates. It was again closed in 2008.
List of past wardens:
|1999-2003||David N. Strange|
|2003-2004||John E. Sieminski|