Department of Correction

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Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dignity, Excellence. The Department of Correction shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors.

The Post-Incident Workplace Employee Reference, POWER, Program supports the Department of Corrections initiative of employee wellness by providing support, informational resources, and referrals to victim services, counseling, and trauma-centered services following a critical incident-staff assault.

Community Transitional Services is apartment-style living program designed to provide the supervision and support services needed to build the foundation for offenders to live productive and successful lives upon release into the community, with apartments located in Hartford, East Hartford and West Hartford.

Affirmative Action and Staff Diversity

Changes to Legal Aid for Inmate Family Matters

Mental Health and Suicide Elimination

Treatment and Programming Assessment Instrument

Assessment and Classification Reports and Manuals

Welcome to the Connecticut Department of Correction website. Our Department has roots that date back to before 1773.  In 1968 all of the county jails and state prisons in Connecticut were unified under one state department of corrections. Through the next 30, years the Department needed to respond to an almost tripling of the inmate population. The Departments responsibility now extends to the reentry of offenders, supervising their return to the community. While our primary mission is to provide safety to the community, our staff and inmates, the Department also provides special assistance to Homeland Security, the State Police, the Department of Transportation and other state departments during emergencies and times of statewide need. The Connecticut Department of Correction is made up of over 5,836 men and women dedicated to providing public safety to the citizens of the State of Connecticut. It is an honor to represent this Department.

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