Jail and Inmate Search in Connecticut
Connecticut 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. Connecticut's cur-rent inmate population is 14,957 inmates. 5,336 staff members manage and maintain the prison fa-cilities in 8 different counties. Connecticut operates on a budget of $608,000,000 for the year. Connecticut holds not only convicted criminals but also those awaiting trial. Connecticut uses a system of Risk Reduction Earned Credits that may help some inmates reduce their time and get released faster.
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What are Connecticut Jail Records?
LConnecticut jail 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 Search for Inmates in Connecticut
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. 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 jail 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 is public record.
Criminal Justice Quick Facts
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.
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
Adults entering parole, by type of entry
|Type of Parole Entry||Number of Parolees|
|Term of supervised release:||1,356|
|Unknown or not reported:||0|
Connecticut 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, Connecticut 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 Connecticut $50,262 to care for each inmate for a year. Along with those incarcerated, Connecticut’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.