Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution

The Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution is a state prison for men located in Enfield, Connecticut. This facilityㄧalong with the Cybulski Community Reintegration Centerㄧprotects the public and staff by providing a safe, secure, and humane environment where offenders participate in a mandatory structured process that instills a high standard of accountability and an expectation of responsibility on the part of the offender.  

Privileges and awards are earned, and any offender who fails to meet the set standards will engage in a process of corrective action.

As part of its agency-directed mandate to provide community service support, the facility has placed more than 150 inmates, daily, in supervised, community-based, public service projects and work details.  They have provided maintenance, assisted with community events, and renovated and painted many state and local non-profit agencies.

The Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution and Cybulski Community Reintegration Center continues the mission to prepare offenders for release back into the community with a wide number of programs and opportunities. Within the counseling and programming department of this facility, inmates have an opportunity to address, head on, the causes and issues that brought them into incarceration.

In 2005, the facility assumed a major role in the consolidation of medical services throughout the agency.  This initiative sought to reduce redundancy and improve the delivery of medical services in a fiscally responsible manner by utilizing a regional approach to health care.  The Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution accommodates many of the agency’s level two offenders with significant health care needs.

In April 2015, the Cybulski Community Reintegration Center was created in the Cybulski portion of the Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution.  The center is a new program initiative to the department and compliments the Governor's Second Chance Society concept. 

Within a safe, secure, and humane environment, offenders participate in a meaningful program process that instills a high standard of accountability and an expectation of responsibility on the part of the offender.  

The Cybulski Community Reintegration Center is part of the department's mission to continue preparing offenders for release back into the community, by participation in programs and chosen pathways through the center.  Pathways offer opportunities in recovery, education/vocational, family reunification, faith-based, community service, positive support network, health wellness, and Veterans.  

In October 2015, a new Veterans' Services Unit was created at the center for eligible military veteran offenders and, in April 2016, a new DUI Unit for those eligible offenders was also created. 

The Willard building is named in honor of William Willard who served as warden of the Connecticut State Prison in Wethersfield from 1854-1857 and from 1862-1870.  The Cybulski building is named in honor of Alexander Cybulski who served as Deputy Warden of the Somers State Prison from 1962-1983.

The Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution was formerly two separately managed facilities, the Willard Correctional Institution and the Cybulski Correctional Institution.  The Willard Correctional Institution was opened on October 18, 1990 as a level 2 facility for sentenced male offenders. The Cybulski Correctional Institution was opened on November 3, 1993 as a program intensive, male, level 2 facility. 

The two facilities were consolidated as one institution in 1997, Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution, which enhanced facility management and fiscal responsibility.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution are Tuesday through Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. However, the specific visiting hours are based on the inmate’s last name. For a detailed visiting schedule, click here.

Getting on the approved visiting list

Before you can visit an inmate, you must be placed on their approved visiting list. When an inmate first arrives at Willard-Cybulski, they are allowed to set up a visiting list, and the inmate’s counselor will send out the visiting forms directly to the person designated by the offender.  

This means that before you are allowed to visit, you must let the inmate know that you wish to visit so they can have their counselor send you the form.

Once you receive your form, fill it out completely and sign the application before mailing it back to the assigned counselor. The approval process can take up to two to three weeks.

Any adult visitor who is 18 years of age or older must be on the visiting list. Children must be accompanied by an adult on the approved visitor list and remain under the supervision of the adult visitor.

It is up to the inmate to notify you when you have been added to the visiting list.

General Visiting Rules

We recommend that you contact the facility prior to visitation to confirm the visiting schedule and to insure that the inmate you plan to visit has not lost his or her visiting privileges.

You must have a current photo ID to visit. Proper forms of ID include a driver’s license, state-issued ID, a passport, or a military ID. All visitors under the age of 16 must provide a valid birth certificate and one additional document containing the child's name, i.e. report card, social security card, etc. 

Visitors who are exhibiting flu symptoms will not be permitted to visit with offenders.

You must dress reasonably modest to visit an inmate. Revealing, seductive, or offensive clothing may present a safety and/or security risk and may result in the visitor being denied access to the facility.

You are not allowed to bring in cell phones or other electronic devices.

Physical Address

Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution
391 Shaker Road
Enfield, CT 06082

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ID Number
Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution
391 Shaker Road
Enfield, CT 06082

Any correspondence that you send to an inmate must include their full name and inmate number. Do not use padded mailing envelopes because they are considered a security issue.

You can only send books and magazines to an inmate if they are in new condition and are packaged and shipped by the bookstore or publisher. You are not allowed to send in food or clothing packages for inmates.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution, but they do have access to phones and are allowed to make collect calls during approved daytime hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Connecticut, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to an inmate at Willard-Cybulski with a money order by using the postal service, or you can use a debit or credit card with JPAY, TouchPay, or Western Union.

Click on one of the links below to send money to an inmate:

JPAY: One Click Payments with JPAY
Touch Pay: www.touchpayonline.com
Western Union: Electronic Deposit

For Western Union, please remember:

Pay To: Connecticut DOC
Code City: CTDOC
Account: 8-digit Inmate Number and Inmate Last Name.*

* If inmate number is less than 8 digits, add two zeros at the beginning, i.e., 00123456Jones.

By U.S. Mail

When sending a money order, it is important to have complete and legible remitter information included with it. For your convenience, you can download Inmate Trust Fund Remitter Form and send it with the money order to: 

Inmate Trust Fund
P.O. Box 290800
Wethersfield, CT 06129-0800

​Programs For ​Inmates

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

This is a 12-Step Fellowship, self-help group for men and women who provide mutual support in obtaining and maintaining sobriety while also helping others to recover from alcoholism. Meetings are held on a weekly basis. 

  • Anger Management

This 10-week program includes skill building, cognitive techniques, relaxation techniques and role play. In addition, an assessment tool to ensure program fidelity audits this program. 

  • Community Details

In this program, minimum-security inmates who are determined eligible and suitable, work for local towns, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, or eligible, non-profit organizations providing various maintenance tasks. In addition to providing a community service, the experience assists inmates in developing good work habits. The inmates are supervised by trained employees from the jurisdiction where they work.

  • Current Events Group

This group provides offenders with current information on events occurring in society by utilizing different media sources, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, articles, journals and radio/television reports.

  • Embracing Fatherhood

This program is designed to assist incarcerated fathers in gaining awareness of the important role they play in the lives of their children. This awareness will enable participants to successfully embrace their roles as fathers and begin to build healthy lifestyles that will benefit both their children and them.

  • Fresh Start Family Re-entry Program

A contracted program that provides integrated counseling, therapy, psycho-educational, evidence-based programs, and case management services for offenders on parole, probation, transitional supervision, and those who have completed their sentence. 

The goal is to empower individuals, strengthen families, and assist with the successful transition to family and community. Specific programs include: Life Skills, Parenting Education, Mentoring, Anger Management, Domestic Violence Services, Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention, Reentry Support Group, and Individual, Couples, and Family therapy.

  • Start Now

This 32-session program is broken down into four sections. Start Now is a manualized Dialectical Behavior Therapy that utilizes a workbook and teaches hygiene, the use of positive self-talk, acceptance, positive coping skills, understanding grief/loss/anger/worry, and anxiety and depression. It educates others to use positive coping skills such as imagery, focusing, active listening, open attitudes, setting boundaries, and problem solving. 

  • Family Education & Parenting

This program is designed to help inmates with children to become responsible parents. Inmates have classes in parenting skills and in some cases, read children's books into audio cassettes to send home to their children. Components of the parenting skills classes include parenting from a distance, discipline techniques, and communicating with children. 

For a complete list of programs available at Willard, click here.
For a complete list of programs available at Cybulski, click here.

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Careers at Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution

The Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution is staffed by a variety of people including correction officers, clergy, maintenance, clerical, and counselors. To explore career options within the Department of Correction, click here.