Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility – Rhode Island

Do you know somebody at Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility?  Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility is a state correctional institution in the Rhode Island state prison system.  This page gives you all about anything one might want to know about Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The prison’s address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility
Year Opened: 2011
State: Rhode Island
DOC: Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Warden Name: Carol Dwyer

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Contact Information

Below you will find the street address and mailing address for Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the physical location of the prison.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page if you are going to mail a package or letter to a prisoner to learn how to properly address the package or letter, and use the right protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, it might not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility
 
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Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility
 
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Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 401-462-2366
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings below if you are going to visit an inmate here.

Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility
 
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Directions

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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, but, there are some times when it is helpful to know the telephone number to Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility.
401-462-2366

Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility prisoners can sometimes make phone calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to inmates, but there are times when it may be necessary to know the fax number to Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility.

Email Address

This email address is the general email for the prison. You won’t be able to email inmates using this address. If you need to email a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate you must use an exact process to ensure that the email message is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates do not have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that are necessary to follow when sending a letter or package to a inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then letter or package might not be received.

Before you send anything, read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards will open and read and inspect all incoming general mail and packages. Incoming general mail and packages may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or monitor any problems regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you must address a package or letter to a state prison inmate at Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility
 
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Inmate Money

Every state prison has a Commissary that was started to provide prisoners a bank-like account for inmate funds and for buying items not issued by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can send money to these Commissary accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send inmates funds through postal mail and have to send funds to this address and do so in accordance with the policies provided below:

The deposit must be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day holding period, and in this time the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that don’t have appropriate prisoner info but only if the envelope you sent it in has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks won’t be deposited so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are from time to time changed to different prisons around the state, so you may have to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click the link below to locate an Rhode Island prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Rhode Island state prisons: Rhode Island State Prisons

Rhode Island Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility, you must be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Rhode Island prison has their own policies for prison visitation and these policies change often. The information discussed here might be out of date when you are reading this, so you should also go to Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility’s website to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer will make sure all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log when entering the prison and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture id of visitors will be required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo I.D. is acceptable.

For everything listed below, check out the official prison facility site as this information changes often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

More information about Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility death row to be added later.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Section about Rhode Island parole process to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

Section about getting released from Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Info about prison life coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A section on news at Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility coming soon.

Photos

A section with photos of Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility.

If you have any photos of Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a prison? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in your previous job?

If so, check out: Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility Jobs

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Website

The official website: Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

More information about Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility inmate family resources to be added later.

History

Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility history coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Rhode Island State Prisons: Rhode Island State Prisons

Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility Links

The official website: Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility Website
Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility Jobs

Rhode Island Department of Corrections Links

Rhode Island Department of Corrections Main Website
Rhode Island Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Rhode Island Department of Corrections Prison Map
Rhode Island Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Rhode Island Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Rhode Island Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Rhode Island Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Rhode Island State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Rhode Island State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Rhode Island State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Rhode Island State Prison Inmates
Rhode Island State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility

Have you ever been an inmate at Dorothea Dix Minimum Security Facility? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this correctional facility?

If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to put in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at this facility, leave your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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