DOC: Bridgeport CC

Bridgeport Correctional Center

Address: 1106 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Directions.
{Bridgeport CI Entrance}
Phone: (203) 579-6131
Fax: (203) 579-6693
Security: Level 4

Warden: Allison Black 
 
Deputy Wardens:
 
Kimberly Jones
Kenneth Butricks

Population as of July 1, 2014

Accused: 658
Sentenced: 371
Total: 1,029

General Information:

The Bridgeport Correctional Center is a level 4 high-security facility which confines both pretrial and sentenced offenders. It serves the superior courts of Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk and Stamford. This facility also manages a sentenced level 2 minimum-security unit for an inmate work force population who qualify for outside clearance jobs and community support programs.

Bridgeport Correctional Center provides substantial programming to all inmates incarcerated at this facility. This programming is designed to assist them in the acclimation of incarcerated life and their eventual return to society as productive citizens. To this end, the facility offers inmate programming in Addiction Services, Recreational Services, Educational Services, Volunteer Services, and Religious Services. As it is a part of our mission to provide a safe environment for inmates, it is of paramount importance that the time spent incarcerated is as productive and non-violent as possible.

Present staffing: 325.

Listing of the inmate programs available at this facility (PDF, 236 KB).

Visiting Schedule (PDF, 21 KB).

History:

The Bridgeport Correctional Center opened in 1958.

In 1974 the "New Center" was built for approximately 310, level 4 inmates.

In 1997, the oldest part of the facility, the "Old Center" originally serving as chambers for the judge and housing for those inmates awaiting judgment, was demolished after suffering irreparable fire damage in 1990.

Housing units Madison, Fairmount and Memorial are open dorm units built in 1986 and 1992. Madison houses 58 level 2 inmates, Fairmount houses 208 level 4 inmates and Memorial houses 240 level 4 inmates.

List of past wardens:

1970-1971 George H. Conway
1971-1973 Francis T. Moore
1973-1974 Jose Santos
1975-1977 Richard Tedford
1977-1980 Victor Liburdi
1980-1982 William L. Tuthill
1982-1986 C. Frank Dennis
1987-1992 Michael A. Chernovetz
1992-1995 Daniel K. Benwell
1995-1997 Bruce C. Grotta
1997-2003 John J. Tarascio
2003-2011 Walter Ford
2011-2014 Timothy Farrell


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