Robinson Correctional Institution

Address: 285 Shaker Road,
POB 1400
Enfield , CT 06082
Robinson CI Entrance
Phone: (860) 253-8000
Fax: (860) 253-8317
Security: Level 3

Zelynette Caron                                                             
Deputy Wardens:
 Lenny Ogando
   Eric Carbone

Visiting Information:

Please review the following information before scheduling a visit

Carl Robinson CI IN PERSON Visiting Schedule - Eff June 13, 2024

Carl Robinson CI VIDEO Visiting Schedule - Eff June 13, 2024


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

Two In-Person Visit per week are allowed.

One Video Visit per week is also allowed.

A total of three visitors are allowed for both In-person and Video visits.

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

Visit Request Form

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

Population Information:

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

General Information:

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.

Listing of the inmate programs available at this facility (PDF, 484 KB).

PREA Auditor's Summary Report - April 24, 2015

PREA Auditor's Summary Report - June 22, 2017

PREA Auditor's Final Report - 2021

PREA Auditor's Final Report - 2023

Time Out Program Description (PDF, 42 KB).


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:

1985-1986 Richard Steinert
1986-1987 Donald DeVeau
1987-1989 Edward Gaudet
1989-1991 George Bronson
1991-1992 Edward Arrington
1992-1994 Leo Arnone
1994-1995 Edward Davies
1995-1996 Pamela Richards
1996-1999 Larry Myers
1999-2003 David N. Strange
2003-2004 John E. Sieminski
2004-2006 Christine Whidden
2006-2009 Bruce Cuscovitch
2009-2014 Christine Whidden
2014-2017 Kimberly Weir       
William Murphy