Jail and Inmate Search in Connecticut

CT is one of the six states that use a unified system integrating both the jails and prisons. The other five states are Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The state's current inmate population is 14,957 inmates. 5,336 staff members manage and maintain the prison fa-cilities in 8 different counties. The state operates on a budget of $608,000,000 for the year. CT holds not only convicted criminals but also those awaiting trial. CT uses a system of Risk Reduction Earned Credits that may help some inmates reduce their time and get released faster.

What are CT Jail Records?

Connecticut jail inmate search records are all the documents created and compiled about a person in the state criminal system. From the time someone is arrested, a file is opened, and everything that happens is documented and added to the record. Each inmate has a complete jail record until they are released. Their record will include everything that has happened to them since they were charged. Some of the items may be mug shots, a RAP sheet, court rulings, and sentencing, prison health examinations and anything else that relates to events taking place in their prison life.

How to Perform Connecticut Inmate Lookup

Connecticut ’s Department of Corrections keeps an offender database online so you can quickly and easily search for someone in prison and view details about their crimes and their whereabouts. It’s helpful if you have their CT DOC Inmate Number, but you can search with just name or date of birth via Connecticut prison inmate search tool. From there you will see a list of inmates that match the criteria. You can click on any of the inmates to see more details regarding their inmate number, name, date of birth, admission date, location, status, bond amount, sentencing information and estimated parole or release date.

Creating Public Jail Records

All different law enforcement agencies start the process of creating jail records from the time of arrest, charges filed, court appearance and sentencing. From there the prison takes over, and any events that occur including visiting, checkups, altercations or other actions get recorded in the inmate's permanent file. Connecticut inmate search records are updated whenever changes occur, and staff at the Department of Corrections updates them daily. Each new offense committed while incarcerated gets added to the record. Much of what is contained with these files are public record.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Connecticut Imprisonment Rate
Connecticut Imprisonment Rate: 326
Prison Population
Prison Population: 1410,365957
Probation Population
Probation Population: 42,064
Parole Population
Parole Population: 2,939
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate: Black: White Ratio - 9.4: 1 Hispanic : White Ratio - 3.9: 1
Juvenile Custody Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000): 38
Disenfranchised Population
Disenfranchised Population: 17,345 (0.61%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Disenfranchised African Americans: 7,263 (2.66%)
Corrections Expenditures
Corrections Expenditures (in millions): 731

Connecticut Prisoner Statistics by Gender

The number of Connecticut prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 14,957, that saw a 5.4% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 7.1% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 13,892 in 2016.

5 States with More Female Prisoners than Connecticut

State Number of Female prisoners

5 States with More Male Prisoners than Connecticut

State Number of Male prisoners
New York48,442

The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years

Number of Male Prisoners
Number of Female Prisoners
Change in Number of Male Prisoners
Change in Number of Female Prisoners

The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016

The prison population of Connecticut is 14,957 inmates, that is 28.5% lower than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Connecticut was in 2007, when the number of prisoners was 20,924 inmates.

Connecticut Parole Population

Connecticut parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 2,939 people, 119 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 440 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 15%.

Paroles per 100.000 population

Parole Total Population in Connecticut

Parole Entries & Exits

Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number


Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents

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Adults entering parole, by type of entry

Type of Parole Entry Number of Parolees
Mandatory: 0
Discretionary: 1,235
Reinstatement: 0
Term of supervised release: 1,356
Other: 0
Unknown or not reported: 0

Connecticut Prisons

The state uses a unified justice system where jail and prison are integrated and not kept separate. They are one of only six states using this arrangement. Currently, CT has an inmate population of 14,957 in 16 facilities over eight counties. Their annual budget is $608 million, and a staff of 5,336 manages everything. It costs CT $50,262 to care for each inmate for a year. Along with those incarcerated, te state’s community corrections system has 3,379 prisoners on parole and another 41,311 inmates on probation. Per one hundred thousand residents, Connecticut’s incarceration rate is 290, their violent crime rate is 227, and their property crime rate is 1,808.

Prison Name Prison Type
Bridgeport Correctional CenterState Prison
Brooklyn Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Cheshire Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional CenterState Prison
Enfield Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Garner Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Hartford Correctional CenterState Prison
MacDougall-Walker Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Manson Youth InstitutionState Prison
New Haven Correctional CenterState Prison
Northern Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Osborn Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Robinson Correctional InstitutionState Prison
Willard-Cybulski Correctional InstitutionState Prison
York Correctional InstitutionState Prison

Federal Prisons located in Connecticut

Prison Name Prison Type
Danbury FCIFederal Prison