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08-23-2004, 06:02 AM
Carl Robinson Correctional Institution
285 Shaker Road,
POB 1400
Enfield , CT 06082
Phone: (860) 763-6200
Fax: (860) 763-6317

Warden: Christine Whidden
Major: Christopher McDonald, Jose A. Feliciano

Security: Level 3
Population as of July 1, 2004: 1222

General Information:

The Carl Robinson Correctional Institution is a level 3 medium-security facility. It houses sentenced offenders and provides a great emphasis on programming and education.

The Robinson Correctional Institution offers a wide assortment of programming for inmates including intensive in-patient substance abuse treatment and a full menu of educational and vocational programming including culinary arts, machine tooling, small engine repair and community college courses.

The facility participates in the Town of Enfield Adopt A Spot program, provides community service to several towns and assists several municipal and non-profit agencies in printing flyers and related material.


The Robinson Correctional Institution was opened on November 8, 1985 named after Carl Robinson, the former Warden at the Somers Correctional Institution. It is situated on 1,700 acres, which is the site of an historic Shaker Farm Community.

In January of 1990, with the implementation of a new Inmate Objective Classification System, the institution's security level was changed to medium-security.

In 1996, Building 7 was turned over to the Judicial Department for use as a juvenile facility.

In 1997, jurisdiction of Building 7 is returned to the facility and re-opened as a housing unit for 71 outside clearance inmates.

A list of all programs available at CRCI can be found here:

08-23-2004, 06:12 AM
Photos of inside of CRCI:

1. Chapel
2. Graphic Arts area
3. Inmate Dining Area
4. Inmate Living Area
5. Kitchen
6. Library
7. Machine Shop
8. Substance Counseling Area
9. Visiting Room
10. Woodworking Shop