DOC: Robinson CI

Robinson Correctional Institution

Address: 285 Shaker Road,
POB 1400
Enfield , CT 06082
Directions.
{Robinson CI Entrance}
Phone: (860) 253-8000
Fax: (860) 253-8317
Security: Level 3

Warden: Kimberly Weir 
 
Deputy Wardens:
 
 
Paul Ouellette
Giuliana Mudano 

Population as of January 1, 2013:

Accused: 60
Sentenced: 1,413
Total: 1,473

General Information:

The Carl Robinson Correctional Institution is a level 3 medium-security facility. It houses sentenced offenders and provides a great emphasis on programming and education.

The Robinson Correctional Institution offers a wide assortment of programming for inmates including intensive in-patient substance abuse treatment and a full menu of educational and vocational programming including culinary arts, machine tooling, small engine repair and community college courses.

The facility participates in the Town of Enfield Adopt A Spot program, provides community service to several towns and assists several municipal and non-profit agencies in printing flyers and related material.

Present staffing: 311.

The facility is named after Carl Robinson, who served as warden of the Somers State Prison from 1972-1983, and was the first African American warden appointed in Connecticut.  He also served as superintendent of the Cheshire Reformatory.

Listing of the inmate programs available at this facility (PDF, 484 KB).

Time Out Program Description (PDF, 42 KB).

Visiting Schedule (PDF, 11 KB).

History:

The Robinson Correctional Institution was opened on November 8, 1985. It is situated on the site of an historic Shaker farm community, which dates from 1792.

In January of 1990, with the implementation of a new Inmate Objective Classification System, the institution's security level was changed to medium-security.

In 1996, Building 7 was turned over to the Judicial Department for use as a juvenile facility.

In 1997, jurisdiction of Building 7 is returned to the facility and re-opened as a housing unit for 71 outside clearance inmates.  It was again closed in 2008.

List of past wardens:

1985 - 1986 Richard Steinert
1986 - 1987 Donald DeVeau
1987 - 1989 Edward Gaudet
1989 - 1991 George Bronson
1991 - 1992 Edward Arrington
1992 - 1994 Leo Arnone
1994 - 1995 Edward Davies
1995 - 1996 Pamela Richards
1996 - 1999 Larry Myers
1999 - 2003 David N. Strange
2003 - 2004 John E. Sieminski
2004 - 2006
2006 - 2009
Christine Whidden
Bruce Cuscovitch
2009 - 2014                   Christine Whidden


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