New Haven County Jail

The New Haven Correctional Center, a level 4 high-security facility, was established on April 27, 1976, on a 4.9-acre property that consists of a main building, two dormitory units, and an outdoor detail unit. In 1991, two inmate housing units on one floor were added in the form of a dormitory. A 234-space parking garage was constructed beside the facility in 1993. In 1997, a 12-bed outdoor detail unit was established. The New Haven Correctional Center’s primary function is to accommodate pretrial offenders and cater to the superior courts in Meriden, New Haven, Bantam, Litchfield, and Waterbury.

The facility offers several programs through its Mental Health Department to help inmates who may be experiencing stress and depression. The programs include community groups, emotional literacy, and psycho-education. The Education Department has implemented a program that recognizes non-English speaking inmates upon admission and refers them to educators specialized in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

The New Haven Correctional Center, located in New Haven, Connecticut, is a state correctional facility that provides essential services to the community. It is

equipped with the necessary infrastructure to support its operations and ensure the safety and security of its inmates. The center has come a long way since its establishment, and continues to evolve with the changing times.

correctional center programs for inmates

The New Haven Correctional Center is a high-security facility that provides various programs designed to help inmates cope with their sentences and improve

themselves. One of the programs is the Addiction Services program that helps inmates recover from drug and alcohol addiction through cognitive-behavioral

treatment (CBT). This program focuses on helping those with addiction problems to deal with their issues and recover from them.


In addition to the Addiction Services program, there is the Stress Management and Rehabilitative Training (S.M.A.R.T) program that helps inmates develop new ways to cope with stress and trauma. The program aims to teach inmates how to handle difficult situations, deal with anger issues and develop new coping mechanisms.


Moreover, there is the Transitional Linkage into the Community program that helps HIV/AIDS inmates to transition back into society after serving their sentences. The New Haven Correctional Center also provides the GED program which helps inmates obtain the Connecticut high school diploma. Inmates are taught by teachers and tutors who assist them in studying for the exams. The prison also allows visitors upon approval, with visitors restricted to only one visit per day.

delivering a mail/care package

The New Haven Jail facility provides inmates with a mailing account to receive and send mail to their loved ones. Interested parties must contact the facility to gain access to the mailing service, and the inmate’s ID and name are required for the registration process.


It’s essential to note that the New Haven Jail reserves the right to refuse any inappropriate messages and deny mailing services to any inmate for security

reasons. Therefore, all messages must adhere to the facility’s guidelines to ensure successful delivery.


financial assistance for inmates

As part of the inmate booking process at New Haven Jail, an account is created for each inmate to store cash for various expenses, such as medical services, jail fees, and personal items. To deposit cash for an inmate, certain details must be provided to ensure that the money is credited to the correct account. These details include the inmate’s jail number, name, and address. Without providing these details, the New Haven Jail will refund the deposit.

Inmate telephony services

At the New Haven Jail, inmates are allowed to make phone calls through a calling account which is set up with the facility. To use this service, family members and loved ones can deposit money into the inmate’s account which can be used for commissary items and phone calls.


visitation Policies

  • Visitors must be on the inmate’s approved visiting list and submit a Visit Request form online in order to schedule a visit. Multiple requests should not be submitted as it may take up to 72 hours for processing.
  • In-person visits are limited to 30 minutes, once per week, and two visitors are allowed, including children. Video visits are limited to three adults, but any children participating must be supervised by an adult on the inmate’s visiting list.
  • Visitors must arrive and sign in 15 minutes before the scheduled visit. Visits are subject to cancellation due to facility needs, and visitors can submit an online request if their visit is cancelled.
  • Visiting is not allowed on State Holidays, including New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
  • Acceptable identification for visitors includes a valid photo driver’s license, official passport, or photo ID issued by CT DMV. Any other photo identification must be accompanied by a birth certificate with a raised seal and a social security card. No exceptions are made to these identification requirements.

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new Haven county sheriff department

New Haven County Sheriff’s Office

1Union Avenue New Haven CT 06519

Phone: 203-946-6333


overview of new Haven county

New Haven County is located in the southern central part of Connecticut, USA. With a population of 864,835 as per the 2020 census, it is the third-most populous county in the state. New Haven and Waterbury, two of Connecticut’s top 5 largest cities, are part of the county, which is included in the New York metropolitan Combined Statistical Area. Connecticut abolished county governments in 1960, so there is no county government or county seat for New Haven County or any of the other counties in Connecticut. Until 1960, the city of New Haven served as the county seat. Local government activities such as fire and rescue, snow removal, and schools are managed by towns, which may share certain activities with neighboring towns.

New Haven County is a group of towns on a map and has no specific government authority. In 2000, voters abolished the county sheriff system, and it was replaced by State Judicial Marshals. As a result, the state judicial system in New Haven County has three judicial districts: New Haven, Ansonia-Milford, and Waterbury. New Haven County was established on May 10, 1666, along with Hartford County, Fairfield County, and New London County, following the unification of New Haven Colony with Connecticut Colony in 1664–65.

The original New Haven County included the towns of Milford, New Haven, and Guilford. Wallingford was established in 1670, and formally added to New Haven County in 1671. Derby was established north of Milford in 1675. Waterbury was established in 1686 but was part of Hartford County until 1728 when it was transferred to New Haven County.

In 1722, most of northwestern Connecticut was placed under the jurisdiction of New Haven County, but in 1730, the eastern half of northwestern Connecticut was transferred to Hartford County. By mid-1738, the entire territory of northwestern Connecticut, except for the towns of New Milford, Sharon, and Salisbury, was under Hartford County. Litchfield County was established in 1751 and consisted of all the towns in northwestern Connecticut. From 1780 to 1807, several more towns were established along the northern boundary of New Haven County, resulting in the alteration of the county’s limits. The final boundary alteration occurred on October 8, 1807, with the establishment of the town of Middlebury.


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