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Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison Profile and Valuable Information

The Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison is a maximum-security prison operated by the Rhode Island Department of Corrections at Cranston, Rhode Island. It has a capacity of 430 inmates although it has sometimes exceeded this and held up 440 inmates. The facility houses inmates who are serving long sentences for severe offenses along with inmates serving short sentences but have been transferred due to discipline and behavioral issues.

It employs 230 inmates, over half of its inmate population in maintenance and administration while nearly 200 work in the kitchen, library, laundry, barbershop and some of them work as porters. The Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison is administered by Warden James Weeden.

Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison

Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison Rhode Island history

The Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison was opened in 1878 as the State Prison and Providence County Jail. It was originally designed to house 252 inmates and was modeled on New York's Auburn Style where all inmate cells were in a single building which was a hexagonal stone tower. The facility was expanded in 1924 with 198 cells in two cell-blocks, nicknamed as "Steel City". It is the oldest correctional institution in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison Rhode Island phone number

The Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison can be contacted on 401-462-2054 which is the phone number of the main control center.

Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison Rhode Island address

The Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison is located in the town of Cranston, which is five miles from the state capital of Providence. It's address is 1375, Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920. Inmates can be written to at P.O. Box 8273, Cranston, RI 02920 with the inmate number and inmate name mentioned above the address.

 

Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison Rhode Island inmate programs

The Rhode Island Department of Corrections provides several programs for the betterment of inmates serving sentences at the Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison. It offers educational services for inmates with year-long evening classes. Courses offered include basic literacy classes, vocational training, secondary education and access to a well-stocked library.

The department also offers healthcare services to those who are in need of mental healthcare and dental services. Reentry services are also offered for inmates and offenders who have completed their sentences and are leaving the facility. Over half of the inmates are employed in the prison complex, working in various positions in the library, laundry, kitchen, and barbershop.

Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison Rhode Island visiting hours

Visitors can visit the Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison on five days of the week. Visits can be scheduled on weekends and weekdays except for Thursday and Friday. Visiting hours are divided into two slots in a day. The first slot begins at 1.30 pm and ends at 3.50 pm with a cut-off for entries at 3.15 pm. The second slot begins at 6.00 pm and ends at 8.50 pm with a cut-off for entries at 8.15 pm.

Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison history

Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison Rhode Island mail and visitation rules

Mail to inmates housed at the Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison can be sent to P.O. Box 8273, Cranston, RI 02920. The prison does not allow mail sent by any means other than the United States Postal Service. Mails sent using UPS and Federal Express are not accepted. Cash, money orders, checks, postal notes cannot be sent via mail and if sent will be seized and forwarded to the inmates' account by the Inmate Accounts Office.

Visitors have to adhere to a dress code that prohibits see through clothes, metal ornaments, uniforms, tight-fitting outfits and revealing outfits. Visitors who are not immediate families are prohibited from visiting inmates if they have a felony criminal record, pending criminal charges or are on probation for either a felony or misdemeanor.

Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison Rhode Island inmate locator

Inmates serving sentences at the Rhode Island Maximum Security Prison can be located online using https://golookup.com/inmate-search. On opening the page, users have to select the state, Rhode Island in this case and enter the inmate's first and last name. The user needs to accept the terms and conditions and declare that they are a legal resident of the United States, and are above the age of 18.

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