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WHAT ARE STATE PRISONS?
State prisons in Connecticut are
operated by the State Department of Corrections.
There are three main types of
- 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
- Correctional Centers
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.
- Youth Institutions
Manson Youth Institution admits
and confines sentenced males between the ages of
14 and 21.
Four corresponding security levels
have been established for correctional
facilities and inmates:
- Level 5 - Maximum security
- Level 4 - High security
- Level 3 - Medium security
- Level 2 - Low security
- Level 1 - Inmates have been
conditionally released into the community but
remain under the supervision of the Department
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN
CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service names:
of Connecticut Department of Corrections
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: February2012