A hearing on any petition for a writ of habeas corpus may be held at the Connecticut Correctional Institution, Somers.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 51-186

  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.