Osborn Correctional Institution

Address: 335 Bilton Road,
POB 100
Somers, CT 06071
Osborn CI Entrance
Phone: (860) 814-4600
Fax: (860) 814-4826
Security: Level 3

Warden: Robert Martin                                                                                                        
Deputy Wardens:
Richard Ortyl
  Brian Moore

Visiting Information:

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

Visiting Schedule Osborn CI (eff. 04/25/23)

Osborn CI Visiting Rules and Dress Code

Updates:  No Morning or Afternoon Social Visits (In-person or Video) on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

There will be evening visits on Tuesday.

One Video Visit and Two In-Person Visits per week are allowed.

In-Person visits are unscheduled

For inmates in Protective Custody Only: Starting April 27, 2024  in-person visits for inmates in Protective Custody will have to be pre-scheduled through the visiting coordinator. Visitors can submit their request through the DOC "Visit Request Form" link below, or via telephone at (860) 814-4720.  Requests must be received by no later than Thursday of the visiting week.

Video visits must be pre-scheduled and a visiting Request Form must be completed:  

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.

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 Osborn Correctional Institution recognizes its stewardship responsibilities to the citizens of Connecticut, as well as to the residents of Somers and Enfield. The facility is a medium security institution that houses one of the largest inmate populations of the correctional facilities in the state.

The facility operates under the Unit Management System.  Under this model an assigned Unit Manager directs all the functions of their assigned units. There are 17 inmate-housing units each with its own specific institutional function. The Unit Management System enhances safety and security by limiting inmate mass movement and providing for controlled movement during the daily institutional routines.

The facility supports an inpatient medical hospital, a mental health unit, a comprehensive education program, an inpatient Addiction Services unit and one of the largest Correctional Industries Program in the state.

The Enterprise Program currently employees more than 200 inmates who manufacture inmate clothing, mattresses and run a full-service print shop. 

The facility is one of three in the state which also provides trained, offender, hospice voulunteers who provide end of life care to fellow inmates. 

Present staffing: 426. 

The facility is named after the Osborn Prison Farm which was established in the area on 1,400 acres in the 1930"s.

Listing of the inmate programs available at this facility (PDF, 653 KB).

PREA Auditor's Summary Report (PDF, 494 KB).

PREA Audit Final Report 2022

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Audit Report – Osborn CI 08/27/2019


The Osborn Correctional Institution, formerly known as the Connecticut Correctional Institution-Somers, was opened in November of 1963 as a replacement for the Old Wethersfield State Prison. It served as the state's maximum-security prison and as the Reception/Diagnostic Center for incoming male inmates statewide. The physical plant is located on 550 acres adjacent to the Northern Correctional Institution.

In the summer of 1994, the facility was reorganized into a level 3, medium security institution and renamed the Osborn Correctional Institution.

In 1995, Death Row inmates were transferred to the newly opened Northern Correctional Institution. 

In year 2001, Warden Mark Strange introduced the Unit Management System to manage the inmate population.

List of past wardens:

1963-1969 Frederick G. Reineke
1969-1972 Frederick E. Adams
1972-1983 Carl Robinson
1984-1989 George D. Bronson
1989-1993 Lawrence R. Tilghman
1993-1995 Robert J. Kupec
1995-2001 Leslie E. Brooks
2001-2003 Mark W. Strange
2003-2009 David Strange


Carol Chapdelaine
2014-2017 Edward Maldonado
2017 Kimberly Weir
2017-2018 William Faneuff
Gary Wright
Nick Rodriquez
Jesus Guadarrama