Gates Correctional Institution – Connecticut

Looking for somebody incarcerated at Gates Correctional Institution?  Gates Correctional Institution is a correctional institution in the Connecticut state prison system.  This site tells you information about anything a person needs to know about Gates Correctional Institution:  How to locate an inmate here.  How to visit Gates Correctional Institution inmates.  The address and phone number.  Sending money and mail.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Gates Correctional Institution
Year Opened: 1981
State: Connecticut
County: New London
DOC: Connecticut Department of Correction
Security Level: Level 2
Warden Name: John Tarascio

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Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Gates Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to an inmate at Gates Correctional Institution, and use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

You should check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner to learn how to correctly address the item, and follow the correct protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t use the appropriate steps, the letter or package might not get delivered.

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Gates Correctional Institution
131 North Bridebrook Road 
Niantic CT, 6357

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Gates Correctional Institution
131 North Bridebrook Road 
Niantic CT, 6357

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 860) 691-4700
Fax Number: 860) 691-4745

Map and Directions

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Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings below if you are going to try to visit an inmate.

Gates Correctional Institution
131 North Bridebrook Road 
Niantic CT, 6357

Directions

Directions to Gates Correctional Institution

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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you can’t call your inmate, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to have the phone number to the prison.
860) 691-4700

Gates Correctional Institution prisoners can sometimes call out using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Gates Correctional Institution inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax prisoners, but there are some times when it may be useful to know the fax number to Gates Correctional Institution.

860) 691-4745

Email Address

The email address below is the main email address for Gates Correctional Institution. You cannot email inmates using this email. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 878
Total Staff: 288

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Gates Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to make sure that the email gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners do not have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when mailing mail to a prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

before you send a letter or package, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution guards open and read all received general correspondence. Incoming general postal correspondence is read as frequently as is necessary to maintain security and safety or watch any problems regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you have to address mail to a state prisoner at Gates Correctional Institution:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Gates Correctional Institution
131 North Bridebrook Road 
Niantic CT, 6357

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Inmate Money

Each prison has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank account for inmate money and for buying items not issued to inmates by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may add funds to these Commissary accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send inmates money in the postal service and must send funds to this address and follow the policies given below:

The money must be in a money order 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 that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day holding period, during which the inmate will not have access to the deposit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that do not have correct inmate info but only if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Cash and checks cannot be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are from time to time moved to different correctional facilities around the state, so you might need to look up what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an Connecticut prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Connecticut state prisons: Connecticut State Prisons

Connecticut Department of Correction Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Gates Correctional Institution, make sure you be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Connecticut prison has its own policies for prisoner visitation and these policies are changed frequently. The information discussed here could be different since this was written, so make sure to also read Gates Correctional Institution’s website to read the most up to date visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log when entering the facility and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of all visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state photo id is OK.

For all of the points listed below, check the official prison website because this info changes frequently:

  • 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

Details about Gates Correctional Institution prison records coming.

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

Section about Gates Correctional Institution death row to be added later.

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

Parole

Section about Connecticut parole process 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

Details about release procedures for Gates Correctional Institution coming soon.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about prison life at Gates Correctional Institution 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

Gates Correctional Institution news will be posted ASAP.

Photos

A Gates Correctional Institution photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Gates Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Gates Correctional Institution.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a correctional facility? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility before?

If so, go to: Gates Correctional Institution Jobs

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Website

The official website: Gates Correctional Institution 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.

Click here to post a comment

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Family Resources

Info about family resources available at Gates Correctional Institution to be added later.

History

A section with the history of Gates Correctional Institution coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Gates Correctional Institution 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

Gates Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Gates Correctional Institution Website
Gates Correctional Institution Jobs
Directions to Gates Correctional Institution

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 Gates Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner at Gates Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this prison?

If you have, then please write a review about it. Write down your prison experience because other people will know what to expect.

Things you might want to write in the review:

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

If you are an inmate here, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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