Bridgeport Correctional Center – Connecticut

Do you know someone at Bridgeport Correctional Center?  Bridgeport Correctional Center is a state prison in the Connecticut state prison system.  This page tells you all about everything related to Bridgeport Correctional Center such as the following:  How to locate an inmate.  How to visit Bridgeport Correctional Center inmates.  The prison’s address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Bridgeport Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1958
State: Connecticut
County: Fairfield
DOC: Connecticut Department of Correction
Security Level: Level 4
Warden Name: Timothy Farrell Sr

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Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Bridgeport Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner there, and make sure to use the street address if you need to know the physical location of Bridgeport Correctional Center.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information further down on this page if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner to learn how to correctly write the address, and follow the appropriate protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you do not follow the correct steps, the package or letter could get sent back.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Bridgeport Correctional Center
1106 North Avenue 
Bridgeport CT, 6604

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Bridgeport Correctional Center
1106 North Avenue 
Bridgeport CT, 6604

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (203) 579-6131
Fax: (203) 579-6693

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings on this page before you visit someone in prison at Bridgeport Correctional Center.

Bridgeport Correctional Center
1106 North Avenue 
Bridgeport CT, 6604

Directions

Directions to Bridgeport Correctional Center

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Phone Number

Inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t get to call an inmate, but, there are some times when it is useful to have the phone number to Bridgeport Correctional Center.
(203) 579-6131

Prisoners can sometimes make calls using:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Bridgeport Correctional Center inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t get to fax prisoners, but there are cases when it might be necessary to have the fax number to the facility.

(203) 579-6693

Email Address

This is the main email for Bridgeport Correctional Center. You won’t be able to email prisoners using this email. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 1081
Total Staff: 325

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate you must use a specific process to make sure that the email is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates can’t access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that you must follow when mailing a package or letter to a inmate. If you don’t then letter or package might be returned to you.

Before you proceed, read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Bridgeport Correctional Center employees open and read all incoming general postal correspondence. Incoming general postal correspondence is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure security and safety or watch problems having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you should address mail to a state prison inmate at Bridgeport Correctional Center:

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Bridgeport Correctional Center
1106 North Avenue 
Bridgeport CT, 6604

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary that serves to provide a bank-like account for prisoner money and for buying things not provided by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can deposit funds into these Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners money by way of the mail and have to send those funds to this address and follow the steps written below:

The funds have to be in a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, and during this period the inmate will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that do not have appropriate prisoner information provided the envelope has a valid return address. Checks and cash cannot be accepted for deposit so do not send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are from time to time changed to various prisons throughout Connecticut, so you might need to look up the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an Bridgeport Correctional Center prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Connecticut state prisons: Connecticut State Prisons

Connecticut Department of Correction Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Bridgeport Correctional Center, be sure that you know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Connecticut state prison has their own procedures for inmate visitation and they are changed frequently. The procedures listed below might be out of date when you are reading this, so you should also read Bridgeport Correctional Center’s official website to read the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer will ensure all visitors sign the inmate visitors log when entering the prison and upon departure.

Identification Required

Photo ID of all visitors is required. The best forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state photo ID is OK.

For everything listed below, check the official prison website as this information is changed often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Info about Bridgeport Correctional Center records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about Bridgeport Correctional Center death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

More information about Connecticut parole procedures will be posted ASAP.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Section about getting released from Bridgeport Correctional Center coming soon.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about what life is like at Bridgeport Correctional Center coming.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

Bridgeport Correctional Center news coming.

Photos

Bridgeport Correctional Center photos will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Bridgeport Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Bridgeport Correctional Center.

If you have any photos of Bridgeport Correctional Center that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in the past?

If so, go to: Bridgeport Correctional Center Jobs

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Website

The official website: Bridgeport Correctional Center Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Info about resources for family members of inmates at Bridgeport Correctional Center coming.

History

A history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Bridgeport Correctional Center inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Connecticut State Prisons: Connecticut State Prisons

Bridgeport Correctional Center Links

The official website: Bridgeport Correctional Center Website
Bridgeport Correctional Center Jobs
Directions to Bridgeport Correctional Center

Connecticut Department of Correction Links

Connecticut Department of Correction Main Website
Connecticut Department of Correction Prison Directory
Connecticut Department of Correction Prison Map
Connecticut Department of Correction Prison Jobs
Connecticut Department of Correction Prison Inmate Search
Connecticut Department of Correction Most Wanted

Connecticut Department of Correction Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Connecticut State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to Connecticut State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Connecticut State Prison Inmates
Connecticut State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Bridgeport Correctional Center

Have you ever spent any time in Bridgeport Correctional Center? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Bridgeport Correctional Center?

If yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your prison experience so that others will know what to expect.

What to include in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are a prisoner here, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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