The Connecticut Conspiracy Facts
- The Osborn Correctional Institution used to be a maximum secruity prison called the Connecticut Correctional Institution-Sombers. It opened in 1963.
- In the summer of 1994, the facility was turned into medium security institution and renamed the Osborn Correctional Institution.
- In 1995, Connecticut's death row inmates were moved to the Northern Correctional Institution from the Osborn Correctional Institution.
- In 2012, Connecticut becomes the 17th state in the United States to abolish the death penalty.
- More than 200 inmates at Osborn participate in a work program where they manufacture inmate clothing, mattresses and run a full-service print shop.
- Close to 2,000 prisoners are currently incarcerated at Osborn.
- Connecticut used lethal injection for the first time when it executed a prisoner on May 13, 2005. It was the state’s first execution since 1960.