Osborn Correctional Institution

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Osborn Correctional Institution
Location 335 Bilton Rd, Somers, Connecticut 06071
Status Open
Security class Level 3 (Medium)
Capacity 1,900
Opened 1963
Managed by Connecticut Department of Correction

Osborn Correctional Institution is a state prison for men of the Connecticut Department of Correction located in Somers, Connecticut. It has capacity of 1900 inmates, making it amongst the largest prisons in the state.

It housed the state's execution chamber[1] from 1994 to 2015 when was capital punishment was declared unconstitutional.[2] It also housed the male death row inmates until 1995 when they were transferred to the nearby Northern Correctional Institution.[3]

Notable inmates

  • Michael Bruce Ross, convicted serial killer, was executed there by lethal injection on May 13, 2005.


  1. "Administration of Capital Punishment Directive Number 6.15." Connecticut Department of Correction. October 19, 2004. 1/9. Retrieved on August 16, 2010. "Execution Area. A series of four (4) contiguous rooms in the Osborn Correctional Institution comprised of the..."
  2. "Connecticut Death Penalty Law Is Unconstitutional, Court Rules". New York Times. August 15, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  3. "Northern Correctional Institution." Connecticut Department of Correction. Retrieved on August 16, 2010.