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Connecticut Federal Facilities

There is only one federal prison in Connecticut. It is called FCI Danbury and holds inmates who have broken federal laws inside of Connecticut borders. This facility and all federal facilities are managed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB), and they are in charge of Connecticut federal prison inmate records. Anyone interested in performing a Connecticut federal prison inmate search can contact them directly, visit their website, and use the inmate locator or call the facility in Danbury.

FCI Danbury

FCI Danbury is a low security federal correctional institution with an adjacent low-security satellite prison and a minimum-security satellite camp. This federal prison facility houses both male and female inmates. There are approximately 1,002 inmates total, 727 at the FCI, 160 located in the camp and 115 at the FSL F. This facility is located in Fairfield County on Route 37. In terms of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, it handles the Northeast Region.

The FCI in Danbury has a commissary, and prisoners are allowed visitation. All the details about visiting, receiving calls, and sending gifts or money are on the Federal Bureau of Prisons website. Visitation is not possible from Tuesday-Thursday.

Famous Federal Prison Inmates in Connecticut

Connecticut’s only federal prison was home to many famous people. Some of the most notable federal inmates in Connecticut are:

  • Leona Helmsley - New York City real estate mogul and hotel owner who was convicted of tax evasion in 1989. She served 21 months and was released in 1994.
  • Sun Myung Moon - leader of the Unification Church, also convicted of tax evasion in 1982. He served 11 months and was released in 1985.
  • Lauryn Hill - famous singer/actress who was found guilty in 2012 for not filing taxes and under-reporting her income. She served only three months and was released in 2013.
  • Piper Kerman - Best known for authoring “Orange Is the New Black,” she was convicted of money laundering in 1998 and her book was a detailed account of her time in FCI Danbury. She served 13 months and was released in 2005.
  • Teresa Giudice - this star of the hit series Real Housewives of New Jersey was convicted of bankruptcy fraud and mail fraud in 2014. She served 12 months and was released in 2015.
  • Robert Lowell - Pulitzer prize winner convicted for being a conscientious objector during World War II.
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