York Correctional Institution – Connecticut

Know somebody in York Correctional Institution?  York Correctional Institution is a correctional institution in the state prison system in Connecticut.  This guide gives you about everything you might need to know about York Correctional Institution,like:  Find out who’s in prison at this facility?  Visitation information.  The address and phone number at York Correctional Institution  Sending money and mail.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name:York Correctional Institution
Year Opened:1918
Type:female
State:Connecticut
County:New London
DOC:Connecticut Department of Correction
Security Level:Level 2-5
Warden Name:Kevin Gause

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Contact Information

Below you have the mailing address and street address for York Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to an inmate at York Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the street address if you want to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

You should also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below before you mail a letter or package to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly write the address, and follow the correct protocol for sending a package or letter. If you do not follow the appropriate steps, it might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
York Correctional Institution
201 West Main Street 
Niantic CT, 6357

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

York Correctional Institution
201 West Main Street  
Niantic CT, 6357

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (860) 691-6700
Fax Number: (860) 691-6800

Use this address if you plan to visit a prisoner. You should also read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections on this page before you visit an inmate at York Correctional Institution.

York Correctional Institution
201 West Main Street  
Niantic CT, 6357

Directions

Directions to York Correctional Institution

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Phone Number

York Correctional Institution inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, however, there are times when it may be necessary to have the phone number to York Correctional Institution.
(860) 691-6700

York Correctional Institution prisoners are able to make calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

York Correctional Institution inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to prisoners, but there are times when it is helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

(860) 691-6800

Email Address

This is the primary email for York Correctional Institution. You won’t be able to contact prisoners using this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:229
Total Staff:502

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate at York Correctional Institution you must follow an specific procedure to make sure that the email is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates can’t access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that are necessary to follow when mailing postal mail to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then what you sent might not be received.

Before you send a package or letter, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

York Correctional Institution guards open and read all received general packages and mail. Received general mail can be read as frequently as is necessary to maintain security or monitor a particular problem confronting any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the format for how you should address a letter to a state prisoner at York Correctional Institution:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
York Correctional Institution
201 West Main Street 
Niantic CT, 6357

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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary that serves to provide a bank type account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued to inmates by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may deposit funds to inmate’s accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send inmates money in the postal service and have to send money to this address and follow the directions written below:

The funds must be 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, during which the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return money orders that don’t have correct prisoner information provided the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Checks and cash will not be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are from time to time transported to various correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to look up the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an state prison inmate.
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 York Correctional Institution, you must know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Connecticut prison has its own procedures for prison visitation and these rules change frequently. The rules listed below may be different now, so be sure to also go to York Correctional Institution’s site to read the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will make sure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log upon entering the institution and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture ID of all visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state picture ID is OK.

For everything listed below, read the official prison site as this info is updated all the time:

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

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Prison Records

Information about York Correctional Institution records coming soon.

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

Info about York Correctional Institution death row coming.

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

Parole

Info about Connecticut parole procedures to be added later.

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

More information about release procedures for York Correctional Institution will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Section about what life is like at York Correctional Institution coming soon.

  • 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

York Correctional Institution news coming.

Photos

A photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, click here: York Correctional Institution Jobs

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Website

The official website: York 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:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims 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 tell about all about it

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Family Resources

More information about family resources will be posted ASAP.

History

York Correctional Institution history to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous York 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

York Correctional Institution Links

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in York Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit someone at York Correctional Institution?

If so, then you should tell us about it. Write about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

Things you can put in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at York Correctional Institution, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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