Hartford Correctional Center

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Hartford Correctional Center Information

The Hartford Correctional Center is a 1163 bed jail in the city of Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Connecticut State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 959-200-3000 , directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Hartford Correctional Center at 959-200-3000 to get it.

Phone: 959-200-3000

Physical Address:
Hartford Correctional Center
177 Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Hartford Correctional Center
177 Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Hartford Correctional Center
177 Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120

Other Jails and Prisons

How Do You Find Someone in the Hartford Correctional Center?

To search for an inmate in the Hartford Correctional Center, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 959-200-3000 for the information you are looking for.

Hartford Correctional Center Inmate Search

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about finding an inmate in the Hartford Correctional Center, how the jail rosters work and what happens after an offender is arrested and booked. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 959-200-3000 for further assistance.

The Hartford Correctional Center maintains an average of 1163 offenders in custody on any given day. The Hartford Correctional Center has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Hartford County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 270,640 offenders.

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About the Hartford Correctional Center
The Hartford Correctional Center in Connecticut has a capacity of 1163 inmates. It is a medium-security prison designed as a level 4 pretrial facility for adult males, situated on 10 acres. It is one of five units located at the Connecticut State Prison Complex. The Hartford Correctional Center is located at 177 Weston Street, Hartford, CT 06120. The facility houses over 1000 inmates and can be contacted by phone at 959-200-3000. Visitation hours can be obtained by calling 860-240-1800, and the facility specializes in a variety of services for inmates. Hartford Correctional Center in Connecticut allows one in-person visit per week that must be pre-scheduled and a Visiting Request Form must be completed. Inmates use a rotating schedule based on their block and dorm assignment for visiting hours. Overall public prisoners have appearance regularly from 8:30 am-5:30 pm, with visitors needing to arrive by 4:30 pm to be processed. Visitation applications can be made online or over the phone at 959-200-3000, with visits generally scheduled between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM. The Hartford Correctional Center in Connecticut has experienced a decrease in its inmate population due to various policies implemented by the Department of Correction. Inmates have raised complaints about overcrowding and lack of social distancing, as well as infected inmates being placed in their housing units. Mandatory overtime has been required due to staffing shortages, leading to poor living conditions. The Inmate Handbook outlines the rules and regulations for inmates at the facility. The Hartford Correctional Center in Connecticut is a Level 4, high-security prison for male inmates. It strives to promote professionalism, excellence, and dignity for its employees. Inmates are allowed to purchase special items such as soaps and skin lotions to make themselves look better. The facility was opened in 1977 and its first warden was Richard Wezowicz. Prior to this, Hartford had a jail on the north side of State Street (presently Market Street) which served the county for almost 100 years.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Hartford Correctional Center?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Hartford Correctional Center, call the jail’s booking line at 959-200-3000 .

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Hartford Correctional Center Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Hartford County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Hartford County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Hartford Correctional Center?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Hartford County and other Connecticut and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Hartford Correctional Center will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Hartford Correctional Center Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Hartford Correctional Center
Inmate Bail and Bonding

The Hartford County Sheriff recommends that you use a bail bond agent licensed to do business in Hartford County.

  • You can pay a cash bond yourself, or use your home in Hartford County, or in some cases the state of Connecticut, but the benefit of using a bail bond agent is that they take responsibility for making sure the inmate shows up for court in Hartford County, and if they don't, then they take the financial responsibility.
  • The typical fee for a bond will be between 10-20% of the bail amount; usually 15%.  So if an offender has a bail of $10,000.00, their bond will be $1500.00.

Call 959-200-3000 to find out the exact bond (plus other fees) amount, or look it up online by looking up the information on the Hartford County inmate locator.

Hartford County Bail Bond Information

Because Hartford County and Connecticut can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the Hartford Correctional Center at 959-200-3000 , or the court in the jurisdiction (i.e. Municipal Court, District Court, etc.) where the offender was charged, and do this right after an arrestee has been booked. 

Ask the staff at the Hartford Correctional Center or the Hartford County Court Clerk these specific questions:

  1. Is the defendant eligible for bail or a bond?
  2. How much will the bail or bond be, and what are the additional fees?
  3. Where do I go to pay it?
  4. Are there any days or times of the day or night when I cannot post bail?
  5. What types of payment are allowed? Cash? Money order? Credit card? What types of credit cards? Property or other collateral? Surety bonds?
  6. Do I have to use a bail or bond agent?

If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction. The sooner you get working on this the quicker you will get your loved one released. 

This entire process will go smoother and faster with a criminal attorney or bail agent handling it for you.

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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Hartford Correctional Center? What is the Schedule?

Hartford Correctional Center Inmate Visitation Schedule

Hartford Correctional Center
177 Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120
959-200-3000

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RULES & GUIDELINES FOR VISITING AN INMATE

  • Confirm the facility location of the inmate you would like to visit by using the inmate search tool.
  • Valid, government issued photo ID is required.
  • No cellphones or other electronic devices allowed into the visiting area.
  • No more than two (2) visitors are allowed per visit to include children.
  • On-site visits are at least 30 minutes, and up to 60 minutes.
  • Visitors are required to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled on-site visit to check in.
  • Video visits are 30-60 minutes.
  • There are NO VISITS on major holidays.
  • Clothing & Appearance must be reasonably modest. Revealing, seductive, or offensive clothing is not allowed.
  • Video visits are free.
    A maximum of (3) authorized adult visitors may participate in the video visit and must be included on the Visit Request Form. Children don't count toward the number of visitors. 
  • NOTE: ACTUAL VISITATION DAYS AND TIMES VARY FOR EACH INMATE - See Schedule for Hartford Correctional Center

VISITATION SCHEDULE - Go to this page to see times for Specific Inmates and Units for Hartford Correctional Center

959-200-3000

DAY TIMES
MONDAY 9:00AM - 10:30AM
1:30PM - 3:15PM
7:00PM - 8:15PM
8:30PM - 9:45PM
TUESDAY 9:00AM - 10:30AM
1:30PM - 3:15PM
7:00PM - 8:15PM
8:30PM - 9:45PM
WEDNESDAY Professional/
Privileged
Visiting/South
Block (Special
Management)
ONLY
THURSDAY 9:00AM - 10:30AM
1:30PM - 3:15PM
7:00PM - 8:15PM
8:30PM - 9:45PM
FRIDAY 9:00AM - 10:30AM
1:30PM - 3:15PM
7:00PM - 8:15PM
8:30PM - 9:45PM
SATURDAY 9:00AM - 10:30AM
1:30PM - 3:15PM
7:00PM - 8:15PM
8:30PM - 9:45PM
SUNDAY 9:00AM - 10:30AM
1:30PM - 3:15PM
7:00PM - 8:15PM
8:30PM - 9:45PM


Connecticut State Department of Correction - Remote Inmate Video Visitation

Video Visitation is done using Microsoft Teams Group Chat Software

  • In order to use Microsoft Teams you need to be registered and prepaid. While you can sign up for free, you get more benefits and it's easier to use with a paid version.
  • Family and friends wishing to participate and receive a Video Visit may consult with their loved one.
  • Next, your detained friend or family member will need to add your name to the visitation list and you will be contacted by a Department of Correction staff member to schedule a day and time for your visit.
  • The following are the instructions and steps to have a video visit with your inmate after you have been added by your inmate, and you have opened your account with Microsoft Teams.
    1. Type www.skype.com in the search bar.
    2. Click 'sign in' in the upper right hand corner.
    3. Click 'New to Skype' Sign up - then 'NEXT'.

    4. Under 'Create Account', add your email address. - then 'NEXT'.
    5. Create a password, then click 'NEXT'.
    6. Enter your first and last name, then click 'NEXT'.
    7. Enter your Country/region, then your birthday, then click 'NEXT'.
    8. Download the SKYPE app to your chosen device, then ...
    9. Sign into SKYPE using your email and password you just registered under.

Connecticut State Department of Correction - Remote Inmate Video Visitation

Video Visitation is done using Microsoft Teams Group Chat Software

  • In order to use Microsoft Teams you need to be registered and prepaid. While you can sign up for free, you get more benefits and it's easier to use with a paid version.
  • Family and friends wishing to participate and receive a Video Visit may consult with their loved one.
  • Next, your detained friend or family member will need to add your name to the visitation list and you will be contacted by a Department of Correction staff member to schedule a day and time for your visit.
  • The following are the instructions and steps to have a video visit with your inmate after you have been added by your inmate, and you have opened your account with Microsoft Teams.
    1. Type www.skype.com in the search bar.
    2. Click 'sign in' in the upper right hand corner.
    3. Click 'New to Skype' Sign up - then 'NEXT'.

    4. Under 'Create Account', add your email address. - then 'NEXT'.
    5. Create a password, then click 'NEXT'.
    6. Enter your first and last name, then click 'NEXT'.
    7. Enter your Country/region, then your birthday, then click 'NEXT'.
    8. Download the SKYPE app to your chosen device, then ...
    9. Sign into SKYPE using your email and password you just registered under.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Hartford Correctional Center’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 959-200-3000 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Hartford Correctional Center?

Hartford Correctional Center Inmate Visitation Schedule

Hartford Correctional Center
177 Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120
959-200-3000

(SCROLL DOWN FOR VISITATION SCHEDULE)

RULES & GUIDELINES FOR VISITING AN INMATE

  • Confirm the facility location of the inmate you would like to visit by using the inmate search tool.
  • Valid, government issued photo ID is required.
  • No cellphones or other electronic devices allowed into the visiting area.
  • No more than two (2) visitors are allowed per visit to include children.
  • On-site visits are at least 30 minutes, and up to 60 minutes.
  • Visitors are required to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled on-site visit to check in.
  • Video visits are 30-60 minutes.
  • There are NO VISITS on major holidays.
  • Clothing & Appearance must be reasonably modest. Revealing, seductive, or offensive clothing is not allowed.
  • Video visits are free.
    A maximum of (3) authorized adult visitors may participate in the video visit and must be included on the Visit Request Form. Children don't count toward the number of visitors. 
  • NOTE: ACTUAL VISITATION DAYS AND TIMES VARY FOR EACH INMATE - See Schedule for Hartford Correctional Center

VISITATION SCHEDULE - Go to this page to see times for Specific Inmates and Units for Hartford Correctional Center

959-200-3000

DAY TIMES
MONDAY 9:00AM - 10:30AM
1:30PM - 3:15PM
7:00PM - 8:15PM
8:30PM - 9:45PM
TUESDAY 9:00AM - 10:30AM
1:30PM - 3:15PM
7:00PM - 8:15PM
8:30PM - 9:45PM
WEDNESDAY Professional/
Privileged
Visiting/South
Block (Special
Management)
ONLY
THURSDAY 9:00AM - 10:30AM
1:30PM - 3:15PM
7:00PM - 8:15PM
8:30PM - 9:45PM
FRIDAY 9:00AM - 10:30AM
1:30PM - 3:15PM
7:00PM - 8:15PM
8:30PM - 9:45PM
SATURDAY 9:00AM - 10:30AM
1:30PM - 3:15PM
7:00PM - 8:15PM
8:30PM - 9:45PM
SUNDAY 9:00AM - 10:30AM
1:30PM - 3:15PM
7:00PM - 8:15PM
8:30PM - 9:45PM


Connecticut State Department of Correction - Remote Inmate Video Visitation

Video Visitation is done using Microsoft Teams Group Chat Software

  • In order to use Microsoft Teams you need to be registered and prepaid. While you can sign up for free, you get more benefits and it's easier to use with a paid version.
  • Family and friends wishing to participate and receive a Video Visit may consult with their loved one.
  • Next, your detained friend or family member will need to add your name to the visitation list and you will be contacted by a Department of Correction staff member to schedule a day and time for your visit.
  • The following are the instructions and steps to have a video visit with your inmate after you have been added by your inmate, and you have opened your account with Microsoft Teams.
    1. Type www.skype.com in the search bar.
    2. Click 'sign in' in the upper right hand corner.
    3. Click 'New to Skype' Sign up - then 'NEXT'.

    4. Under 'Create Account', add your email address. - then 'NEXT'.
    5. Create a password, then click 'NEXT'.
    6. Enter your first and last name, then click 'NEXT'.
    7. Enter your Country/region, then your birthday, then click 'NEXT'.
    8. Download the SKYPE app to your chosen device, then ...
    9. Sign into SKYPE using your email and password you just registered under.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Hartford Correctional Center’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 959-200-3000 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Hartford Correctional Center?

How to Deposit Money in a Hartford Correctional Center Inmate's Account

There are four ways to deposit money in an inmate's account in the Connecticut State Department of Correction:

  • Jpay Online Deposits
  • Western Union Online Deposits
  • Touchpay
  • United States Postal Service - Mailing a Payment

In order to do any of these you need to know the exact name the inmate is incarcerated under, and their Inmate ID#.

If you can't find the inmate and booking number online, call the Trust Fund Office at 860-692-7670.



1.  Hartford Correctional Center and JPAY.

  • First, you need to know the exact spelling of the inmate's name and inmates ID #
  • You can send money to an inmate/offender's commissary/spendable account through the Send Money page.
  • There are two ways to send money to an inmate/offender in Hartford, then connect with your inmate.
    4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

    To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Hartford County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
    NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.

    We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Hartford Correctional Center’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 959-200-3000 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Hartford Correctional Center, and what can I send them?

Hartford Correctional Center Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Hartford Correctional Center allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Hartford Correctional Center also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Hartford Correctional Center
177 Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Hartford Correctional Center
177 Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120



Newspapers
Newspapers may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher.

Magazines
News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books
The Hartford Correctional Center allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address noted.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Hartford Correctional Center standards will be disposed of. 
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Hartford Correctional Center
177 Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120

Hartford Correctional Center Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Hartford Correctional Center there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail is to be shipped to the Hartford Correctional Center:
Hartford Correctional Center
177 Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Hartford Correctional Center’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 959-200-3000 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Hartford Correctional Center, and what can I purchase?

How to Deposit Money in a Hartford Correctional Center Inmate's Account

There are four ways to deposit money in an inmate's account in the Connecticut State Department of Correction:

  • Jpay Online Deposits
  • Western Union Online Deposits
  • Touchpay
  • United States Postal Service - Mailing a Payment

In order to do any of these you need to know the exact name the inmate is incarcerated under, and their Inmate ID#.

If you can't find the inmate and booking number online, call the Trust Fund Office at 860-692-7670.

This is the commissary order sheet for Hartford Correctional Center



1.  Hartford Correctional Center and JPAY.

  • First, you need to know the exact spelling of the inmate's name and inmates ID #
  • You can send money to an inmate/offender's commissary/spendable account through the Send Money page.
  • There are two ways to send money to an inmate/offender in {Hartford Correctional Center using Jpay.
  1. Online payments
  2. Over the phone by calling 800-574-5729

 

2.  Hartford Correctional Center and Western Union.

First, you need to know the exact spelling of the inmate's name and inmates ID #
You also need to know these codes. 

Codes:
Pay to: CONNECTICUT DOC
Code City: CTDOC
State: CT
Senders Account #: Inmate Number + Last Name (ex: 00123456SMITH)
Attention: Leave this blank

  • Select CONNECTICUT DOC, then follow Western Union's instructions.
  • For questions, concerns or to add funds via Western Union over the phone, call 800-325-6000.

 

Western Union Facilities -
Deposit funds in-person at Western Union

Codes:
Pay to: CONNECTICUT DOC
Code City: CTDOC
State: CT
Senders Account #: Inmate Number + Last Name (ex: 00123456SMITH)

Attention: Leave this blank



3. Hartford Correctional Center and Touchpay

You will need these these three things:

  • Exact spelling of the inmate's name as the CT DOC has it spelled.

  • The inmate's ID#.

  • Touchpay Facility # of 306109.

Options for putting money in an inmate's account:

Option 1 - Dropping Money at one of the prisons:
Bring money to the following prisons in person.

Hartford
177 Weston Street
Hartford, CT

Chesire
900 Highland Avenue
Chesire, CT

York
201 West Main Street
Niantic, CT

You will use a Touchpay self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.

Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online

Option 3 - Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone by calling Touchpay at 866-232-1899.
To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #), full legal name, and Facility Locator Number. Call 959-200-3000 to get the Facility Locator Number.



4.  Hartford Correctional Center and Mailing a Payment



When sending an inmate money by mail, the Hartford Correctional Center will only accept:

  • US Postal Money Orders, or
  • Certified Bank Cashier Checks

**Important Notes**

  • All Checks or Money Orders MUST be payable to the inmate.
  • A filled out copy of the Inmate Trust Remitter Form.
  • Remitter Information MUST include:
    Inmate First, Middle Initial and Last Name
    Inmate Number
    Inmate Date of Birth
    Sender's First and Last Name
    Sender's Full Address (Number, Street, Apartment/Unit, City, State and Zip Code)

Mailing Address:
Inmate Trust Fund
P.O. Box 290800
Wethersfield, CT 06129-0800

Funds are only accepted from the following sources:

  • Money Order or Certified/Cashier's Check, along with complete and legible remitter information *
  • Attorney checks, along with cover letter
  • Employer checks, along with pay stub
  • Refund check from Vendors
  • Social Security checks
  • Social Services checks
  • Tax Refunds
  • Unemployment checks
  • Veterans Administration checks


Rules Regarding Picking up Money When an Inmate is Released from the Hartford Correctional Center

Final Check Request: Former inmates may request a check for their remaining funds by completing a Request for Account Balance Form and mailing it to:

Inmate Trust Fund
24 Wolcott Hill Rd.
Wethersfield, CT 06109

If you have any questions, call the Trust/Finance Office at 860-692-7670

Unclaimed Inmate accounts

How to Deposit Money in a Hartford Correctional Center Inmate's Account

There are four ways to deposit money in an inmate's account in the Connecticut State Department of Correction:

  • Jpay Online Deposits
  • Western Union Online Deposits
  • Touchpay
  • United States Postal Service - Mailing a Payment

In order to do any of these you need to know the exact name the inmate is incarcerated under, and their Inmate ID#.

If you can't find the inmate and booking number online, call the Trust Fund Office at 860-692-7670.



1.  Hartford Correctional Center and JPAY.

  • First, you need to know the exact spelling of the inmate's name and inmates ID #
  • You can send money to an inmate/offender's commissary/spendable account through the Send Money page.
  • There are two ways to send money to an inmate/offender in {Hartford Correctional Center using Jpay.
  1. Online payments
  2. Over the phone by calling 800-574-5729

 

2.  Hartford Correctional Center and Western Union.

First, you need to know the exact spelling of the inmate's name and inmates ID #
You also need to know these codes. 

Codes:
Pay to: CONNECTICUT DOC
Code City: CTDOC
State: CT
Senders Account #: Inmate Number + Last Name (ex: 00123456SMITH)
Attention: Leave this blank

  • Select CONNECTICUT DOC, then follow Western Union's instructions.
  • For questions, concerns or to add funds via Western Union over the phone, call 800-325-6000.

 

Western Union Facilities -
Deposit funds in-person at Western Union

Codes:
Pay to: CONNECTICUT DOC
Code City: CTDOC
State: CT
Senders Account #: Inmate Number + Last Name (ex: 00123456SMITH)

Attention: Leave this blank



3. Hartford Correctional Center and Touchpay

You will need these these three things:

  • Exact spelling of the inmate's name as the CT DOC has it spelled.

  • The inmate's ID#.

  • Touchpay Facility # of 306109.

Options for putting money in an inmate's account:

Option 1 - Dropping Money at one of the prisons:
Bring money to the following prisons in person.

Hartford
177 Weston Street
Hartford, CT

Chesire
900 Highland Avenue
Chesire, CT

York
201 West Main Street
Niantic, CT

You will use a Touchpay self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.

Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online

Option 3 - Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone by calling Touchpay at 866-232-1899.
To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #), full legal name, and Facility Locator Number. Call 959-200-3000 to get the Facility Locator Number.



4.  Hartford Correctional Center and Mailing a Payment



When sending an inmate money by mail, the Hartford Correctional Center will only accept:

  • US Postal Money Orders, or
  • Certified Bank Cashier Checks

**Important Notes**

  • All Checks or Money Orders MUST be payable to the inmate.
  • A filled out copy of the Inmate Trust Remitter Form.
  • Remitter Information MUST include:
    Inmate First, Middle Initial and Last Name
    Inmate Number
    Inmate Date of Birth
    Sender's First and Last Name
    Sender's Full Address (Number, Street, Apartment/Unit, City, State and Zip Code)

Mailing Address:
Inmate Trust Fund
P.O. Box 290800
Wethersfield, CT 06129-0800

Funds are only accepted from the following sources:

  • Money Order or Certified/Cashier's Check, along with complete and legible remitter information *
  • Attorney checks, along with cover letter
  • Employer checks, along with pay stub
  • Refund check from Vendors
  • Social Security checks
  • Social Services checks
  • Tax Refunds
  • Unemployment checks
  • Veterans Administration checks


Rules Regarding Picking up Money When an Inmate is Released from the Hartford Correctional Center

Final Check Request: Former inmates may request a check for their remaining funds by completing a Request for Account Balance Form and mailing it to:

Inmate Trust Fund
24 Wolcott Hill Rd.
Wethersfield, CT 06109

If you have any questions, call the Trust/Finance Office at 860-692-7670

Unclaimed Inmate accounts

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Hartford Correctional Center’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 959-200-3000 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Hartford Correctional Center using an Online Messaging Service?

Hartford Correctional Center uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.




Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation').

Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

Things you CAN do:
1.  You CAN ONLY send messages from the Securus website, or with the Securus app. (links below).
2. You CAN transfer ‘stamps’ to your inmate.
3. You CAN deposit money to your inmate, and they can purchase ‘stamps’ on their end.
4. Each time you send a message, you CAN pay for them to reply.
5. You CAN send photos. (Jail staff will review for appropriateness) 

Things you CANNOT do:
1.  You CANNOT use your own personal email to send messages.
2. You CANNOT send any message or photo that would normally be rejected by regular mail.

Other Things:
1.  Photos must be .jpg, .jpeg or .png.
2. eMessages and photos must meet the jail’s standards for regular mail.
3. If your eMessage or Photo is rejected you will be notified of the reason, but you will NOT get a refund.

What is the cost of sending inmate messages?

  • Send a text Message - 1 stamp
  • Purchase a reply for your inmate - 1 stamp
  • Attach up to 5 photos - 1 stamp each photo
  • Share up to 5 eCards - 1 stamp each eCard
  • Send just a photo with no text - 1 stamp
  • Send a 30 second VideoGram - 3 stamps

What can your inmate do with digital 'stamps'?

  • Reply to your eMessage if you attach a return stamp
  • Receive transferred stamps you share with them (no cost to transfer)
  • When available, they can purchase their own stamps from their Inmate Debit Account


Contact Information and Help:
eMessaging FAQ  
eMessaging Signup & Helpful Information  
Online Customer Service Support 
Phone Support: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591
iphone app
Android app

Mailing Check payments
Securus Correctional Billing Services
PO Box 650757
Dallas, Texas 75265-075

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Hartford Correctional Center

To send a text or email message to a Hartford County inmate, do the following:

Hartford Correctional Center uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Hartford County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Hartford County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Hartford County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Hartford Correctional Center, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Hartford Correctional Center’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 959-200-3000 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Hartford Correctional Center have Access to Tablets or Computers?

Hartford Correctional Center now offers Securus 'SecureView' Tablet Rentals to their inmates.


  
Securus is the same company that handles the inmate phone system, video visitations, email and texting and digital letters.

The tablets can be rented on a monthly basis and while not directly connected to the internet, the inmates can use them for the following activities:

  • Phone Calls - Inmates may make calls directly from their tablet allowing for more privacy. The rates are the same as the phones in the unit, and the calls are still recorded and monitored.
  • eMessaging - Communicate via a text based message or picture. Fee based system.
  • Job Search - Using JobView, a secure job search application, inmates have the ability to see what jobs are available when they are released.
  • Education - Free educational platform and course catalog that provides thousands of educational resources.
  • Self Help -Inmates have daily access to mental health and addiction recovery programming.
  • Music - Top-40, Hip-Hop, Country, Rock, Gospel, and more.
  • Law Library -  Legal research with up-to-date case information.
  • eBooks - Thousands of available titles.
  • Religion - Religious resources for spiritual guidance.
  • Games - Inmates can play their favorite games. Available through monthly subscriptions
  • Facility Services - Digital access to submitted forms, requests, facility documents, and notifications from staff.

Here's how it works:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your inmate will receive their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.

Questions:

How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Hartford Correctional Center

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Hartford County follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your Hartford County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.


If you have any questions:

For all Hartford County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Hartford Correctional Center’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 959-200-3000 for further assistance.

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