Federal Prisons in CT | Connecticut Federal Prisons

Connecticut houses two stand-alone federal prisons and a prison camp. The Northeast Regional Office oversees each of these Connecticut federal prisons. In total, 862 inmates are housed inside federal prisons in CT. Below you will find more information about each facility, including how to conduct a federal inmate search CT.

Connecticut Federal Prisons by Security Level

Low-Security Federal Prisons in Connecticut

  • FCI Danbury (Danbury, CT)
  • FSL Danbury (Danbury, CT)

Minimum-Security Federal Prisons in CT

  • FCI Danbury Camp (Danbury, CT)
Connecticut Federal Prisons

Federal Prisons in CT

FCI Danbury

Federal Correctional Institution Danbury is a low-security level federal prison located in Danbury, Connecticut. The Northeast Regional Office provides oversight for the facility. FCI Danbury is a Medical Care Level 2 prison that houses 624 male inmates.

FCI Danbury Camp

Federal Correctional Institution Danbury Camp is a minimum-security federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut. The Northeast Regional Office oversees this prison. FCI Danbury Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison that houses 47 female inmates.

FSL Danbury

Federal Satellite Low Danbury is a low-security prison located in Danbury, Connecticut. The Northeast Regional Office is responsible for this federal prison. FSL Danbury is a Medical Care Level 2 prison that houses 134 female inmates.

Federal Prisons in Connecticut

List of Connecticut Federal Prisons

Connecticut houses three facilities: two stand-alone institutions and one prison camp. Click on the links below to read profiles about each federal prison in CT. You can learn about specific facility offerings, information, and contact details in each of these profiles.

Danbury FCI

Federal Correctional Institution Danbury is a low-security facility for male inmates. The correctional institution is in Fairfield County, in the town of Danbury, Connecticut.

FCI Danbury opened in 1940 and houses both male and female inmates. The correctional institution is infamous for holding several notorious political prisoners during World War II, including:

  • Poet Robert Lowell was imprisoned because he refused to join the military.
  • Robert Henry Best was incarcerated for treason at FCI Danbury after making Nazi propaganda radio broadcasts.

Piper Kerman wrote about FCI Danbury in her book, Orange is the New Black. Netflix adapted this book into a streaming series. Kerman is one of several high-profile inmates incarcerated at the facility.

Many FCI Danbury prisoners have discussed their cases with students from the Yale University law school. In April 2014, female inmates housed at the prison were transferred to other Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities. Some of these inmates were transferred to the on-site satellite prison camp.  Inmates at the prison camp are nonviolent female inmates with less than ten years remaining on their sentences.

Danbury FSL

Federal Satellite Low Danbury is a low-security prison located in Fairfield County in Danbury, Connecticut. Situated in the southwestern part of the state, it is about 55 miles from New York City.

FSL Danbury is the only low-security federal prison in CT that houses female inmates. FSL Danbury is on the campus of FCI Danbury, a low-security institution for male offenders. Inmates at FSL must maintain regular prison jobs. This is true with their Connecticut federal prisons counterparts.

FSL Danbury inmates may participate in educational and vocational classes. These classes enhance inmates‘ knowledge and opportunities upon reintegration into the civilian world. 

Danbury Prison Camp

Danbury Prison Camp is one of two federal prisons in CT housing female inmates. There are very few East Coast federal correctional institutions that house female offenders. The prison houses nonviolent inmates who are not dangerous to themselves or others.

The camp contains a dormitory-style housing configuration with no guard towers or security fences. Inmates serving out their sentences at Danbury Prison Camp are assigned to prison work details. This is true for all inmates in federal prisons in CT.

Inmates may participate in education and enrichment groups and classes. Other offerings are also available, including:

  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Parenting Classes
  • GED Classes
  • College Correspondence Course
  • Recreation Opportunities

Wikipedia Pages About Each Federal Prison in CT

The most detailed information about federal prisons in CT is available in the above profiles. Below we link to each Wikipedia page for each facility.

Federal Inmate Search CT

We often receive emails from those who have loved ones incarcerated in Connecticut federal prisons. If you are looking for a federal inmate search in Connecticut, you’ve come to the right place.

Please visit our inmate search page to learn more about how to conduct a federal inmate search CT. This page explains how inmate search CT federal works. After performing this search, you receive your loved one’s inmate number, location, mailing address, release date, and visitation hours. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help performing an inmate search CT federal.

Our inmate locator page also discusses how to locate inmates in the Connecticut Department of Corrections.