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The Manson Youth Institution in the city of Cheshire serves as the prison for New Haven County County and other nearby cities. Manson Youth Institution is a level 4 – high security prison facility located in New Haven County. Manson Youth Institution is a state prison, serving Cheshire and surrounding areas. The Manson Youth Institution facility is located in Cheshire, Connecticut at 42 Jarvis St. Be sure to verify that your inmate is at this location before traveling to visit.

More than anything, inmates need contact with their friends and family on the outside. Jails and Prisons don’t make this easy. Many charge inmates up to $14 a minute to make a long-distance phone call. Fortunately, there is an easy way to provide the jail with a local number your inmate can call that will ring your phone and/or those of other family and friends no matter where everyone lives. An inmate can then make their calls using the local number rate while talking to friends and family long distance. This service is provided by Globaltel at Inmate Calls. To send mail to an inmate go to Jail Postcards.

City Jails generally house people who have been recently arrested and/or those awaiting trial. Many inmates may also be serving shorter sentences following trial, while others may serve time there while awaiting transfer to longer term state our county prison facilities. Each type of prison or jail facility will have different visiting hours and rules and procedures for visiting. It’s important to get set up with phone service so you can get these details about these jail visitation times and procedures from your inmate.

Manson Youth Institution is a state prison, so most Connecticut state prison inmates at Manson Youth Institution will be serving longer sentences for more serious crimes than those held in City Police Jails or County Prisons. Incarceration in a State prison is hard on inmates and their families. Inmates will need regular funding for their commissary accounts to purchase items like postage, phone calls and even items like soap and toothpaste. This can be an extra burden on their family, so setting up a discount prison call account to avoid the fees jails charge for long distance calls is important. This can be set up at thru Globaltel’s local jail call service at Inmate Calls. Getting friends and family to chip in to regularly fund the inmate’s commissary account can also ease the financial burden on those now left to support their household on their own.

Manson Youth Institution is in the EST time zone. The warden at Manson Youth Institution is Warden John Alves. The current capacity of Manson Youth Institution is 576. The total capacity of Manson Youth Institution is 650. This can give you an indication of what living conditions are like at Manson Youth Institution. It’s important for families of inmates to help each other with information and tips about the prison facility they are in. You can leave comments and tips below about the best places to stay when visiting your inmate as well comments about any local service organization not already on our list of those available to help local families of inmates. We urge you to add your own comments about Manson Youth Institution below. “


Our Address:

42 Jarvis St, Cheshire, CT 06410-1503


41.525132696751, -72.897747021559