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In-Person Prison Visitation Resumes October 15 at CT Jails

CT Prisons Reinstate Noncontact Social Visits

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For many months families have not been able to visit their loved ones behind bars in person because of COVID-19.  The Corrections Department announced a necessary accommodation for inmates and their families by resuming social visits effective Thursday, October 15th of 2020.

You can now schedule a noncontact social visits at Connecticut prisons starting October 15th. CT prison visits must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance.

The Connecticut Department of Corrections (CT DOC) is reopening doors to in-person visits, finally lifting a 6-month suspension. While this is great news for inmates and their families, there is a set of requirements to visit an inmate including a “no contact” rule.

CT prison visits will be happening under many restrictions and following local state guidelines. We put together this list based on information from the Correctional facilities we process bail in including Hartford, New Haven, Corrigan, York, and Bridgeport.

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Bridgeport Correctional Center in Bridgeport CT (Outside view)

What You Need to Know About CT Prison Visits

Noncontact social visits during COVID-19 in Connecticut prisons

  • Guests must wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose at all times

  • Visits are restricted to 30 minutes only to accommodate as many visits per day as possible

  • The maximum number of people per visit is two at a time

  • Visits are allowed by appointment only and has to scheduled at least 72 hours in advance

  • You must be in the approved visit list for the inmate in order to visit

  • Video visits are available for families who live far or cannot travel to the facility

While social visits play an important role for inmates and their families, CT prison commissioner designate Angel Quiros announced guidelines to be followed strictly in order to continue offering no contact social visits. On top of these restrictions, everyone entering the visiting room will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms followed by a temperature check. According to CT News Junkie families of inmates they interviewed suggested to print the confirmation appointment and call the correctional prior to the visit.

IMPORTANT: Anyone who has visited the facility and develops COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive within 48 hours from the visit must reach out to the facility immediately.

The Connecticut Department of Corrections has clarified that the reinstated social visits in CT prisons program will be possible while the number of new cases is considered low. If at any given time there is an uptick of COVID-19 cases in the prisons, visitation would be suspended again.

When you consider bonding a loved one instead of visiting them in jail 3-D Bail Bonds can help. We offer a 24-hour bail bonds service with agents near you for a fast and easy process. Our professional team of agents continue to serve during this pandemic year. We go to the jails and wait for inmates to be released so you don’t have to. For more details regarding your loved one’s release from any Connecticut prison, contact our bondsmen at (860) 247-2245 or visit our nearest office.