- Connecticut Department of Correction
Connecticut Department of Correction Abbreviation CDOC Patch of the Connecticut Department of Correction. Agency overview Preceding agency State Jail Administration Employees Approx. 7,000 Legal personality Governmental: Government agency Jurisdictional structure Operations jurisdiction* State of Connecticut, USA Map of Connecticut Department of Correction's jurisdiction. Size 5,543 square miles (14,360 km2) Population 3,501,252 (2008 est.) General nature Operational structure Headquarters Wethersfield, Connecticut Agency executive Theresa C. Lantz, Commissioner Facilities Institutions 18 Website Connecticut DOC Website Footnotes * Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.
The Connecticut Department of Correction (CDOC) is the agency responsible for corrections in the U.S. state of Connecticut. The agency operates 18 correctional institutions. It has its headquarters in Wethersfield.
The correctional system in Connecticut began with the Old Newgate Prison in East Granby. It was an unprofitable copper mine that opened in 1705. The state began to use the tunnels as a prison during the Revolutionary War. In 1790 Old Newgate became the state prison for men and served in that capacity until 1827 when a new state prison was opened in Wethersfield.
Since the establishment of the Connecticut Department of Correction, 5 officers have died in the line of duty.
The male death row is located at the Northern Correctional Institution. In 1995 the male death row moved from Osborn Correctional Institution to Northern. The execution chamber is located at Osborn. The York Correctional Institution houses all female pretrial and sentenced prisoners in the state, regardless of security status, so a woman classified as a death row inmate would be housed in that prison.
- List of Connecticut state prisons
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- ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/popest/states/tables/NST-EST2008-01.csv. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
- ^ "Contact Us." Connecticut Department of Correction. Retrieved on December 7, 2009. "Public Information Office 24 Wolcott Hill Road Wethersfield, CT 06109"
- ^ "History of the Connecticut Department of Correction: 1968-2006". Connecticut Department of Correction. http://www.ct.gov/doc/cwp/view.asp?a=1500&q=378460. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
- ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page
- ^ "Northern Correctional Institution." Connecticut Department of Correction. Retrieved on August 16, 2010.
- ^ "Administration of Capital Punishment Directive Number 6.15." Connecticut Department of Correction. October 19, 2004. 1/9. Retrieved on August 16, 2010. "Execution Area. A series of four (4) contiguous rooms in the Osborn Correctional Institution comprised of the..."
- ^ "York Correctional Institution." Connecticut Department of Correction. Retrieved on November 9, 2010. "The York Correctional Institution is a high-security facility. It serves as the state's only institution for female offenders. It serves all superior courts in Connecticut and manages all pretrial and sentenced female offenders, whatever their security level."
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