How to Connect With Your Loved Ones in Cheshire Correctional Institution

Connect With an Inmate How to Connect With Your Loved Ones in Cheshire Correctional Institution

How to Connect With Your Loved Ones in Cheshire Correctional Institution

Also known as Cheshire Reformatory, Cheshire Correctional Institution is located in Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut. It's a level 4 high-security institution that houses incarcerated adults serving long-term sentences. It also runs restrictive, protective custody and other specialized housing units.

The Connecticut General Assembly started building this facility in 1909 and launched it in 1913 to serve as a reformatory for male prisoners aged 16-24 years. It was designed to separate this age group from the older prisoners. The physical plant is on 25 acres and comprises 4 prisoner housing units. In 1982, the institution was designated for adult male offenders.

Deserving inmates get a chance to better themselves via several opportunities: Educational, religious, and addiction service programs and learning a trade via prison industries.

The institution currently holds 1080 inmates as of November 2021.

Where is Cheshire Correction Facility Located?

Cheshire Correctional Institution is in Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut. Its current warden is Jennifer Reis.

Physical AddressCheshire Correctional Institution

900 Highland Avenue

Cheshire, CT 06410

Phone Number(203)-651-6100
Fax(203) 651-6069

Visiting an Inmate at Cheshire Correctional Institution

The facility allows you to visit, call, and mail your loved ones. But be sure to understand its rules and instructions:

Inmates can set up a visitors' list and notify the designated people to visit them. You must first apply and get approval before visiting your loved one.

The inmate's counselor will send you the visiting form. Complete, sign, and mail the application back to the counselor.

A designated adult visitor should accompany children (under 18 years).

For the general population, you can visit on:

  • Monday, Thursday, and Saturday: In 1-hour blocks from 9:15am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 6pm, and 7:15pm.
  • Wednesdays: in 1-hour blocks from 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 6pm, and 7:15pm.
  • Weekends: In 1-hour blocks from 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 6pm, 7:15pm and 8:30pm.

The general population inmate can have up to 3 visits per week. Also, they can have alternate weekend visits based on their number's last digit (even/odd).

For North Block 4PC Upper Tier:

  • Saturdays: 8 am to 9:30 am
  • Sundays: 10am to 11:30am

For North Block 4 PC Lower Tier:

  • Saturdays: 10am-11:30am
  • Sundays: 8am-9:30am

For Special Management inmates, visiting blocks start at these times:

  • Mondays 8 am
  • Tuesdays 8 am and 8:30 am
  • Wednesdays 8:30 pm
  • Thursdays 8 am

If you plan to visit a special management inmate, you must pre-schedule the visit. Each visit lasts ½ hour.

Annex visiting is on Monday to Friday in two sessions:

  • 1st session: 7 pm to 8 pm
  • 2nd session: 8:15pm to 9:15pm

Visitors dressing code:

The facility prohibits scarves, jeggings, headgear (only religious), outer jackets (full zip, plush), spandex leggings (shorts, pants, dresses), hats, tights, and hooded clothing.

Don't wear see-through dresses and shirts. These clothes must have sleeves (no tank tops, crop tops, or cut-outs).

Dresses, skirts, and shorts must be 6" (or above) above the knee.

Learn more about inmate visitation!

How to Mail Your Loved One at Cheshire Correction Facility

All correspondence should have the prisoner's full name, registration, and the facility's address. Include the following information:

  1. Inmate Name
  2. ID Number
  3. Address of the facility

Padded mailing envelopes may lead to slower delivery due to security concerns. Learn more about addressing an inmate and writing letters to inmate.

Inmates can receive magazines and books as long as they're new and packaged and shipped by the book club, publisher, or book store that sold them. You can even find an incarcerated pen pal with DoNotPay.

The inmates can only receive religious or education CDs that aren't available through the commissary. You must send them directly from the commercial distributor that sold you the CDs.

Offenders cannot receive clothing packages from friends and family.

How to Call an Inmate in Cheshire Correction Facility

Prisoners cannot access incoming phone calls. However, they can place outgoing collect calls or calls billed through Securus.

How to Send Money to a Loved One in Cheshire Correctional Institution

You can send funds to an inmate via 4 methods:

When sending a money order via US Mail, be sure you've included legible and full remitter details. For your convenience, you can send the money order together with a duly filled Inmate Trust Fund Remitter Form to:

Inmate Trust Fund

P.O. Box 290800

Wethersfield, CT 06129-0800

The money order should have the prisoner's full name and Cheshire Correctional ID number.

For Western Union, note this:

Pay To: Connecticut DOC

Code City: CTDOC

Account: 8-digit prisoner registration number and last name

The facility will need at least 10 days to post the money into the prisoner's account.

Locate and Contact Your Loved Ones via DoNotPay

DoNotPay can help you contact your incarcerated loved ones quickly and easily, bypassing the hassle. Learn how can you find and contact an inmate here:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.


  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.


  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.


  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!


Locating an inmate may be a headache. Also, you may incur a lot of money calling a loved one in this facility, especially if the calls are interstate. Let DoNotPay's Connect With an Inmate save you this headache today!

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