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Criminal Jury Instructions

 

CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION

"Correctional institution" means the facilities defined in section 1-1 and any other correctional facility established by the commissioner of correction. 

Source:  General Statutes § 53a-168 (1) (applies to Escape from Custody, §§ 53a-169 -- 53a-171).

Commentary:  Section 1-1 (w) provides that "correctional institution" means a correctional facility administered by the commissioner of correction.  (Note that prior to 2001, this section listed all of the existing correctional facilities.)  Whether a particular facility is a correctional institution is a question of fact for the jury.  State v. Faust, 237 Conn. 454, 470 (1996); State v. Santiago, 240 Conn. 97, 104 (1997), overruled on other grounds, State v. Crawford, 257 Conn. 769 (2001). 

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