Several agencies in Connecticut assist, support and provide services to family members of inmates who are currently incarcerated in a Connecticut prison. Services usually include helping family members cope with the various aspects of having their loved one incarcerated, providing supporting guidance, helping family members prepare for the inmate’s release from prison, and providing transportation to and from the prisons.
The State of Connecticut Department of Corrections website, www.ct.gov/doc, has a section Information for Friends and Families which answers commonly asked questions and references specific topics and areas of concern.
The City of New Haven publishes a Reentry Resource Guide which can be found on their website, www.cityofnewhaven.com.
Families in Crisis, www.familiesincrisis.org is one of the few organizations nationally dedicated to meeting the critical needs of offenders and their families. They provide comprehensive services to help family members who may be facing a long separation stay connected.
How Can I Find Transportation to Visit an Inmate in a CT Prison?
Transportation services for family members and friends in Connecticut who want to visit an inmate are available through Family and Children’s Aid, Families in Crisis, Healthy Home Healthy Child, Connecticut Prison Shuttle and DOMUS.
How Can I Send an Inmate Money?
To find out how to send an inmate money, please read the eLibrary paper entitled INMATE TRUST FUND/INMATE ACCOUNTS – CONNECTICUT.
How Can I Research Other Topics Related to Criminal Justice?
The 2-1-1 eLibrary contains many papers on topics related to parole, probation, pardons, and representing yourself in court. The following link will show all criminal justice related categories in the eLibrary: http://uwc.211ct.org/get-help/informationlibrary/criminal_justice_system/
To Find Providers in Connecticut’s Community Resources Database:
To find a comprehensive list of multiple services for inmates who are coming out of prison (including job finding assistance, basic needs, substance abuse and mental health treatment):
Search by Category:
Community Re-Entry Services for Ex-Offenders
SOURCES: Families in Crisis website; State of Connecticut Department of Corrections website; City of New Haven website; 2-1-1 Database
PREPARED BY: 211/kq
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED:February2017