In 1963 Associated Construction completed building the Enfield State Prison in Somers, CT. This was the largest contract ever awarded to a General Contractor by the State Public Works Department. It is a sprawling network of buildings, including a dining room, factory, and living quarters. Designed by a prominent New York architectural firm specializing in penal institutions, the prison was considered technologically advanced and socially progressive.
The facility supports an inpatient medical hospital, a mental health unit, a comprehensive education program, an inpatient Addiction Services unit, and one of the state’s most extensive Correctional Industries Programs. The Enterprise Program employs more than 200 inmates who manufacture clothing and mattresses and run a full-service print shop.
Associated Construction completed this in November of 1963 as a replacement for the Old Wethersfield State Prison. It was the state’s maximum-security prison and the Reception/Diagnostic Center for incoming male inmates.