Prison Overcrowding: Connecticut

Below is a summary of information including: statistics from Connecticut’s Department of Corrections, an overview of the state’s prison overcrowding dilemma, as well as helpful references and points of contact.

Facts and Figures FY 2008

DOC Costs

  • Annual budget: $691 million
  • Percentage of the state general fund: 4.3%
  • Average annual cost per inmate: $32,704

DOC Staff and Population

  • Total department active personnel: 6,893
  • Total number of facilities: 18
  • Total incarcerated under DOC jurisdiction: 19,413
  • Admissions for FY 2007/2008: 34,541
  • Releases for FY 2007/2008: 34,016
  • Average age
    • 33.4 years (male)
    • 34.8 years (female)

Organization of state divisions, view here.

Prisons compete with private-industry: yes


  • Facilities: 5
  • Population: 2,480

Overcrowding Quick Facts

  • 1 in 33 adults is under correctional control in Connecticut

Points of Contact

Connecticut Department of Corrections
Public Information Office
24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Telephone: 860-692-7780
Fax: 860-692-7783

Organization of DOC Executive Staff, view here.

Helpful Links

Connecticut Department of Corrections

2008 Annual Report

See also:

Delaware Prison Overcrowding