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Connecticut Inmate Search

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How Are Inmate Records in Connecticut Created and Stored?

Connecticut inmate records are created when someone is first arrested by local law enforcement. These records follow the inmate all the way through the system, including pre-release parole or probation. Each time a change occurs in the life of the inmate, the records are updated. The first piece of paperwork created is a CT RAP sheet that includes the offender’s name, address, physical details, and information about the crime they committed. The Connecticut State Department of Correction is the agency in charge of the entire prison system, and they keep all records online and searchable, making it easy to perform a Connecticut inmate search.

How to Perform a Connecticut Inmate Search?

The state of Connecticut makes it very easy for friends, family, or even the general public to perform a Connecticut prison inmate search and find someone incarcerated in jail or prison in the state. On the Connecticut State Department of Correction website, they have a Connecticut inmate locator feature that anyone can use to locate an inmate. A visitor can initiate a Connecticut inmate search with the inmate’s CT DOC number, first and last names, and date of birth. Due to the fact that all arrested persons are jailed within the prison system, the website has a disclaimer that reads “It is extremely important to note that a person’s current incarceration does not necessarily indicate they have been convicted of a crime, as Connecticut’s correctional system also holds those who are awaiting trial.” When looking for inmate records, Infotracer’s search tool can provide arrests, convictions, court records, incarcerations, and other details.

What Does Connecticut’s Prison System Look Like?

The Connecticut prison system is set up relatively simple, with only a few types of facilities. Unlike most states, Connecticut does not have any county jails. All arrested suspects go to one of the twenty prison facilities to await trial. Therefore, local law enforcement, including police stations and state troopers, must work closely with the prison system to facilitate a smooth transition from arrest to incarceration. This system however, makes it impossible to perform a Connecticut jail inmate search. The Connecticut prison system consists of:

  • 20 State Prisons
  • 1 Federal Prison
  • 2 Juvenile Detention Centers

The Connecticut State Department of Correction has extensive resources for friends and family on visitation, sending gifts to inmates, phone calls and other supports.

Did you Know?

  • 93% of prison inmates in Connecticut are male, 7% female.
  • From 1979–80 to 2012–13, state and local government expenditures on corrections in Connecticut increased by 248 percent (from $185,017,299 to $643,930,000).
  • As of 2016, there were 1,065 women in Connecticut federal prisons.
  • As of 2016, the reported number of non-U.S. citizens held in custody in Connecticut was 419
  • Between 2007 and 2016, the Connecticut prison population decreased by 29%

Types of Jails and Prisons in Connecticut

The state uses a simple structure for the Connecticut prison system. The Connecticut State Department of Correction oversees all twenty state prisons, and the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Superior Courts oversees the two juvenile detention centers for the state. Additionally, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is in charge of the one federal prison located in Connecticut. This facility houses only prisoners who have violated federal laws. There is no way to conduct a Connecticut jail inmate search because the state does not use jail-type facilities.

How Many People are Locked up in Connecticut?

Connecticut’s prison system holds 14,957 residents in various kinds of correctional facilities, from which 14,383 residents are held in state prisons, 3 in federal prisons, 63 in juvenile correctional facilities.

Correctional Facilities:Totals:
Juvenile Correctional Facilities63
Federal Prisons3
State Prisons14,383
Private Prisons508

Connecticut State Prisons

There are twenty state prisons in Connecticut. One of them is a reintegration center designed to help inmates make the transition from prison life back into society. Some of the facilities have specialized wards for protective custody or restrictive housing. The list of state prisons within Connecticut include:

  • Bergin CI
  • Bridgeport CC
  • Brooklyn CI
  • Cheshire CI
  • Corrigan-Radgowski CC
  • Cybulski Community Reintegration Center
  • Enfield CI
  • Garner CI
  • Gates CI
  • Hartford CC
  • MacDougall-Walker CI
  • Manson YI
  • New Haven CC
  • Niantic Annex
  • Northern CI
  • Osborn CI
  • Robinson CI
  • Webster CI
  • Willard-Cybulski CI
  • York CI


How to Locate CT State Prison Offender Information

It is very easy to look up a Connecticut inmate located in a Connecticut state prison. Since all inmates, those just arrested awaiting trial and those already sentenced are included in the CDOC database, searches will be inclusive. To conduct a Connecticut prison inmate search, simply follow the instructions below to locate a Connecticut inmate in state prison.

  1. Visit the Connecticut State Department of Correction website
  2. Find the “Inmate Search” link
  3. Enter either the inmate’s CT DOC number or the person’s name. You can also enter a birthdate to narrow down the search results
  4. Review the results
  5. Results will include CT DOC number, name, date of birth, and facility. You can then click the DOC number for further details


Connecticut Federal Prisons

Connecticut has only one federal prison called FCI Danbury. This facility is a low-security institution that also has a low-security satellite prison and a minimum-security satellite camp. It houses 1016 total inmates, both male and female offenders. This facility is located in Fairfield County, and friends and family can visit between 8:30-3:00 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Connecticut's Federal Prison Population During 2011-2016 years


How to Search for Federal Prison Inmates in CT

All federal prisons are managed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB) and therefore, anyone wanting information about a federal inmate must either contact them directly by phone or visit their website. Another option is to contact the facility itself. The FOB has specific pages for each facility, including phone number and other contact information. The FOB website also has an inmate locator feature that people can use to find someone incarcerated in any federal prison.

Connecticut Juvenile Detention Centers

The state of Connecticut has two juvenile detention centers to house youth (under the age of 18) who have committed crimes. These centers focus on rehabilitation, along with education and social skills. The juvenile detention centers in Connecticut are:

  • Juvenile Detention Center at Bridgeport
  • Juvenile Detention Center at Hartford


These two facilities are overseen by the Superior Courts in those counties and the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch.

Juvenile Population in Custody During 2011-2016 years


How to Search for Connecticut Juvenile Detention Center Inmates

Juvenile records in most states are confidential, and therefore, the general public cannot search for anyone incarcerated in a detention center in Connecticut. However, family, friends, and other authorized personnel can contact the juvenile detention center directly to inquire as to how to visit, contact inmates, or obtain information on a resident in the facility.

Why are People Incarcerated in Connecticut?

Adults and juveniles incarcerated in Connecticut broke either federal or state laws. Anyone sentenced to confinement has been through the process of a trial by a jury of their peers and found guilty. A judge then decides their fate and either offers them probation for a number of years or sends them to prison. There are approximately 16,000 people in prison in Connecticut. Most of them (14,000) are in state prison, only 1,500 reside in federal prison, and the rest are in juvenile detention or mental health facilities.

Connecticut’s Incarceration Rate and Statistics

Connecticut’s incarceration rate for year-end 2016 under state prison or local jail jurisdiction per 100,000 population was 290, which is lower than an average incarceration rate by 36%. The number of Connecticut prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 14,957, from which 7% were female prisoners, whereas the number of male prisoners was 13,892 in 2016.


Where Do Connecticut Inmates Go When They are Released?

Inmates released from prison in Connecticut will go back home to family and friends. Although the state of Connecticut does not have any halfway houses, they have extensive reentry programs to assist with obtaining a job, staying off drugs and alcohol, workshops on how to secure living arrangements and caseworkers to ease offenders back into society. Connecticut is committed to stopping recidivism and therefore, is doing all they can to make sure released inmates have the supports they need to succeed.

How Does Parole Work in Connecticut?

As part of the Connecticut State Department of Correction, the Division of Parole and Community Services (P&CS) oversees the state’s parole system and programs. They have offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Norwich, and Waterbury. When an inmate is released before the end of their sentence, they are granted parole. What this means is that they can go back to normal life but must comply with some specific guidelines, such as checking in weekly with a parole officer, getting a job, secure a stable living environment and other things. Any violation of these terms will send the inmate back to prison.

Parole Population

Type of Parole Entry:Number of Parolees:
State Parole Population:3,379
Change in 2016:15%

How Does Someone Get Probation in Connecticut?

As an alternative to jail or prison, a judge in Connecticut has the right to instead sentence probation. This means that the offender will be set free to resume a normal life, but they must comply with specific rules. These rules include meeting regularly with a probation officer and making lifestyle changes that don’t get them into more trouble. If the offender violates any of these rules, the court has the right to end their probation and send them to prison.

Probation Statistics

Type of Parole Entry:Number of Parolees:
State Probation Population:41,311
Change in 2016:-1%

5 Most Unsafe Counties in the Area

A list of 5 counties in Connecticut that have the highest arrest rate

CountyCrime Rate
New Haven County2,684.24
Hartford County2,655.55
New London County2,003.83
Fairfield County1,683.19
Middlesex County1,557.64

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