Bridgeport Correctional Center

Address:
1106 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Directions.
Bridgeport CI Entrance
Phone:
 
(475) 225-8000
 
Fax:
(475) 225-8050
   
Security: Level 4
Warden: Ruben Burgos                                                                                                
   
Deputy Warden:
Jamel Linen
  Mark Bonaventura

Visiting Information:

Please review the following information before scheduling a visit https://portal.ct.gov/DOC/Miscellaneous/Visiting

Visiting Schedule (PDF, 21 KB)

Updates:  No Social Visits (In-person or Video) on June 19, 2024 - Juneteenth.

Only one In-Person Visit per week is allowed.

One Video Visit per week is also allowed.

Both In-Person and Video Visits must be pre-scheduled and a visiting Request Form must be completed.

Please complete the following form to schedule a visit: Visit Request Form

Visitors must be on the approved, active visiting list.

Note: A visit is not scheduled until you receive confirmation from the facility.

Check your junk mail folder for confirmations or emails regarding visits.

Any individual who attempts to visit a facility without a prescheduled visiting confirmation will not be accommodated.

For all general visiting information refer to https://portal.ct.gov/DOC/Miscellaneous/Visiting

Population Information:

See data available regarding Connecticut Department of Correction's supervised population.

General Information:

The Bridgeport Correctional Center is a level 4 high-security facility which confines both pretrial and sentenced offenders. It serves the superior courts of Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk and Stamford. This facility also manages a sentenced level 2 minimum-security unit for an inmate work force population who qualify for outside clearance jobs and community support programs.

Bridgeport Correctional Center provides substantial programming to all inmates incarcerated at this facility. This programming is designed to assist them in the acclimation of incarcerated life and their eventual return to society as productive citizens. To this end, the facility offers inmate programming in Addiction Services, Recreational Services, Educational Services, Volunteer Services, and Religious Services. As it is a part of our mission to provide a safe environment for inmates, it is of paramount importance that the time spent incarcerated is as productive and non-violent as possible.

To contact a Bridgeport Correctional Center school staff member, send an email to: DOC.BPT-School@ct.gov

Present staffing: 325.

Listing of the inmate programs available at this facility (PDF, 236 KB).

PREA Auditor's Summary Report (PDF, 534 KB).

PREA Final Report 2018 (PDF 727 KB).

PREA Final Report 2021 (PDF 1097 KB).

History:

The Bridgeport Correctional Center opened in 1958.

In 1974 the "New Center" was built for approximately 310, level 4 inmates.

In 1997, the oldest part of the facility, the "Old Center" originally serving as chambers for the judge and housing for those inmates awaiting judgment, was demolished after suffering irreparable fire damage in 1990.

Housing units Madison, Fairmount and Memorial are open dorm units built in 1986 and 1992. Madison houses 58 level 2 inmates, Fairmount houses 208 level 4 inmates and Memorial houses 240 level 4 inmates.

List of past wardens:

1970-1971 
George H. Conway
1971-1973 Francis T. Moore
1973-1974 Jose Santos
1975-1977 Richard Tedford
1977-1980 Victor Liburdi
1980-1982 William L. Tuthill
1982-1986 C. Frank Dennis
1987-1992 Michael A. Chernovetz
1992-1995 Daniel K. Benwell
1995-1997 Bruce C. Grotta
1997-2003 John J. Tarascio
2003-2011 Walter Ford
2011-2014 Timothy D. Farrell, Sr.
2014-2017 Allison Black
2017-2018
Kenneth Butricks
2018-2019
Amonda Hannah
2019-2020
Robert Martin
2020-2021
Nathan Hein
2021-2022
Carolyn McClendon
2022-2023
Jeanette Maldonado