The Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) is committed to public safety, staff safety, and the safe, secure and humane supervision of offenders who are committed to its custody and care. The staff of nearly 7,000 dedicated men and women, representing the broad range of professional disciplines, takes great pride in the performance of its duties and the protection of the public.
The Connecticut Department of Correction protects the public and the staff and provide safe, secure and humane supervision of offenders with opportunities that support successful community reintegration.
Upon admission, health services personnel meet with all inmates. This initial screening seeks to identify individuals with acute medical and mental health issues and those who may be at risk for self-harm. Newly admitted inmates are assigned to an Orientation Unit to provide a period of time for adjustment, and to further assess, monitor and ensure they are in an appropriate correctional setting.