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CT Courts and Police Operations Changes Amid COVID-19

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“CT courts and police are making changes to their everyday services to reduce the spread of the virus”

Today there is unrest and uncertainty in the world. We are facing changes in our lives by the hour. Times are even more difficult for those who have a loved one in prison. To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus the state started to follow CDC guidelines.

Here are the changes at CT courts, local police and correctional centers in Connecticut:

In order to prevent the spread of the virus in the prisons in Connecticut, the Department of Corrections announced that all social visits to correctional facilities were suspended until further notice

While the sentenced prison population may have the highest risk of getting infected with COVID-19 due to exposure to large crowds and arrival of new inmates on a daily basis. Prisoners sharing a cell at a local police department are not excluded from the possibility of getting the virus either. Jail cells are small and often crowded and not sanitized. Prisoners in a courthouse lockup cell waiting to be arraigned are also at risk and so are court personnel, judges, lawyers, public defendants, and everyone who works at a courthouse.  Remember the entire United States is under emergency due to coronavirus. Read the CDC guidelines to watch for symptoms and keep yourself and your family healthy.

Bail bonds is the one service that can facilitate the release of someone from jail. Here at 3-D Bail Bonds, we are here for you. Our agents and owners included are in the front lines and will come out to help until we can’t. Currently, our service is available 24 hours at all Connecticut prisons, local police, and courts.

CT Police and Courts: Social Distancing Amid COVID-19 Coronavirus

What are Connecticut courts doing to implement “social distancing” due to coronavirus?

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Hartford Superior Court

Only 15 Connecticut courts will continue to be open but offering limited service. As of Thursday, March 19, many will be shutting down.

The most important thing to know for those with a pending criminal case and upcoming court hearings is the following: “Connecticut Courts started a process to continue cases due to COVID-19”. What does this mean? This means your court date may have been changed due to the virus outbreak in our state.

PLEASE READ: Only some cases are being continued to find out if yours is one of them, visit the link below and enter your last name and first initial to open and see your next court date.

There are cases that are being heard and will continue to do so. DO NOT ASSUME your court date has changed unless you find a new court date on your docket. If you need help, call our bail agents, we’ll be happy to help. Contact 3-D Bail Bonds agents at 860-247-2245 or call toll-free 800-570-5544. We answer the phones 24 hours a day.

UPDATED: March 28, 2020, See official source

CT COURTS LIST OPEN DURING CORONAVIRUS (CONNECTICUT)

  • Fairfield Judicial District Superior Court, 1061 Main Street, Bridgeport 06604
  • Hartford Judicial District Geographical Area 14 at Hartford 101 Lafayette Street, Hartford 06106
  • New Britain Judicial District 20 Franklin Square, New Britain 06051
  • New London Judicial District 70 Huntington Street, New London 06320
  • Waterbury Judicial District Geographical Area 4 at Waterbury 400 Grand Street, Waterbury 06702

CT COURTS CLOSINGS

  • Ansonia-Milford Judicial District 14 West River Street, Milford 06460 – CLOSED AS OF 4/1
  • Danbury Judicial District 146 White Street, Danbury 06810 – CLOSED AS OF 3/27
  • Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse 50 Field Street, Torrington 06790 – CLOSED AS OF 3/27
  • Middlesex Judicial District 1 Court Street, Middletown 06457 – CLOSED AS OF 4/1
  • Stamford/Norwalk Judicial District 123 Hoyt Street, Stamford 06905 CLOSED AS OF 4/1
  • Tolland Judicial District Geographical Area 19 at Rockville 20 Park Street, Rockville 06066 – CLOSED AS OF 3/27
  • Windham Judicial District Geographical Area 11 at Danielson 120 School St., Danielson 06239 – CLOSED AS OF 3/27

JUVENILE COURTS OPEN DURING CORONAVIRUS (CONNECTICUT)

  • Juvenile Matters Hartford Superior Court for Juvenile Matters 920 Broad Street, Hartford
  • Superior Court Juvenile Matters at New Haven 60 Housatonic Avenue, Bridgeport

See CT Bail Bonds resources here:

Norwich Bulletin shared a detailed update about some court closings. See the article here.

Closing of the CT Courts on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Norwich Court -GA21

New London Court – GA10

Danielson Court – GA11

All arraignments that would usually be heard at the above courts will take place at the Huntington St. Courthouse in New London also known as New London JD court.

See information regarding all Connecticut courts here Recent court closings updated 4/1/20

What are CT Police and State Police doing to reinforce “social distancing”?

ct local policeLocal Connecticut police are implementing social distancing by limiting the exposure to residents in general. Connecticut State Police (CSP) announced that administrative and healthcare fingerprinting services will not be available until further notice. You can learn more here.

Many if not all local police departments are asking to call them first to evaluate the need of you coming to the police department. If you are required to come in, there are many questions they will ask.

New London police placed a statement with the following on their Facebook page:

Our dispatchers will further screen calls for service by asking some additional questions of persons that are requesting police/fire/EMS services.

o Are you sick?

o Are you feverish?

o Do you have a dry cough?

o Have you traveled out of the country in the last 14 days?

o Have you been in recent contact with anyone with COVID-19/Coronavirus?

All these guidelines are being implemented to protect our law enforcement personnel and to minimize the spread of the virus.

Find more details about the latest executive order from Governor Lamont below:

NED LAMONT EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 7E 

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