State Prison

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WHAT ARE STATE PRISONS?

State prisons in Connecticut are operated by the State Department of Correction.

There are three main types of prisons:

Correctional institutions confine sentenced males, with the exception of the York Correctional Institution in Niantic, which processes and confines all of Connecticut’s sentenced and unsentenced females.

Correctional centers in Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven serve as jails (incarceration facilities for unsentenced males). Correctional facilities may also process and confine convicted inmates with sentences of less than two years.

Manson Youth Institution admits and confines sentenced males between the ages of 14 and 21.

SECURITY LEVELS

Four corresponding security levels have been established for correctional facilities and inmates:

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:

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SOURCE: State of Connecticut Department of Correction Website
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: February2016