Operations & Rehabilitative Services Division
24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 692-7487
Fax: (860) 692-7488
Deputy Commissioner: William Mulligan
Warden: Ronald Cotta
This division is comprised of 15-correctional facilities divided under the direction of three District Administrators. Correctional institutions confine sentenced males and in the case of the York Correctional Institution, sentenced and unsentenced females. Correctional centers in Hartford, Uncasville, Bridgeport and New Haven serve primarily as jails, acting as intake facilities for unsentenced males, though they also process and confine males with sentences of two years and longer. The Walker building of the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution serves as the reception center for male inmates with sentences longer than two-years. The Manson Youth Institution confines sentenced male inmates between the ages of 14 and 21.
The agency has established five corresponding security levels for correctional facilities and inmates; level 5, maximum security; level 4, high security; level 3, medium security; level 2, minimum security. Level 1 inmates have been conditionally released to the community, but remain under the supervision of the department.
Additionally the Operations & Rehabilitative Services Division encompasses a range of emergency operations: five correctional emergency response teams, one special operations group, three hostage negotiation teams, 23 dog-handler teams and the Department's Honor Guard and Pipe and Drum Band.
It also includes the Parole and Community Services Division, responsible for the supervision of offenders in the community as well as programming for the state.