High Security Center (HSC) – Rhode Island

Looking for someone locked up in High Security Center (HSC)?  High Security Center (HSC) is a correctional facility in the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.  This guide tells you about anything a person needs to know about High Security Center (HSC):  Find an inmate at High Security Center (HSC).  Visitation policies and procedures.  The prison’s address and phone number.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate at High Security Center (HSC).  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: High Security Center (HSC)
Year Opened: 1981
State: Rhode Island
DOC: Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Security Level: maximum
Warden Name: Al Leach

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Contact Information

Here you have the mailing address and street address for High Security Center (HSC). Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to an inmate at High Security Center (HSC), and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of High Security Center (HSC).

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and follow the appropriate steps for mailing a letter or package. If you do not follow the correct protocol, it could get sent back.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID
High Security Center (HSC)
 
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Street Address / Prison Location

Address

High Security Center (HSC)
 
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Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 401-462-1266
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are going to visit an inmate. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections further down on this page if you are going to try to visit someone in prison.

High Security Center (HSC)
 
RI,

Directions

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Phone Number

High Security Center (HSC) prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you can’t call prisoners, however, there are times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to High Security Center (HSC).
401-462-1266

High Security Center (HSC) inmates are able to make phone calls with:

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

Fax Number

High Security Center (HSC) inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to inmates, but there are some times when it might be necessary to know the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This is the primary email address for the facility. You can’t reach inmates using this address. If you need to email an inmate, go to the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate at High Security Center (HSC) you must use an specific process to make sure that the letter gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that you have to follow when mailing mail to a inmate. If you don’t then what you sent might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison staff do open and inspect and read all incoming general packages and mail. Received general packages and mail is able to be read as frequently as necessary to keep security or monitor problems having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the correct format for how you have to address mail to a prisoner at High Security Center (HSC):

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
High Security Center (HSC)
 
RI,

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was started to provide a bank-like account for inmate funds and for purchasing things not provided by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may send money to these accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners funds in postal mail and must send it to the address below and do so in accordance with the directions written below:

The money have to be a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, and during this hold period the prisoner will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that do not have correct inmate info if the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Cash and checks cannot be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often changed to various correctional facilities throughout Rhode Island, so you may have to find the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to find an state prisoner.
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 an inmate at High Security Center (HSC), make sure you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every correctional facility in Rhode Island has its own rules for inmate visitation and they get changed frequently. The procedures below could be changed now, so make sure to also check High Security Center (HSC)’s site to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer ensures all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log when entering the prison and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of visitors is required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state photo id is acceptable.

For all of the things listed below, read the actual prison site because this info is updated frequently:

  • 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 High Security Center (HSC) records will be posted ASAP.

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

Information about High Security Center (HSC) death row will be posted ASAP.

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

Parole

Details about Rhode Island parole 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

More information about getting released from High Security Center (HSC) to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Academic
Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Education Development (GED), Special Education, College CLEP Courses (Community College of Rhode Island)
Treatment/Rehabilitative
AVATAR (a cognitive development program aimed at helping inmates overcome institutional adjustment issues); Think First (assists inmates in developing pro-social skills in preparation for their return to general population); Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention (SARP); dialectical behavior therapy with an emphasis on impulse control; stress management; anger management; arts and healing, and religious services.

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Prison Life

Details 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

High Security Center (HSC) news coming.

Photos

A High Security Center (HSC) photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at High Security Center (HSC)
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at High Security Center (HSC).

If you have any photos of High Security Center (HSC) that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in your previous job?

If so, go to: High Security Center (HSC) Jobs

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Website

The official website: High Security Center (HSC) 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 family resources coming.

History

High Security Center (HSC) history will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous High Security Center (HSC) 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

High Security Center (HSC) Links

The official website: High Security Center (HSC) Website
High Security Center (HSC) 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 High Security Center (HSC)

Have you ever been a prisoner in High Security Center (HSC)? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If so, then please tell us about it. Write down your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

What to write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are currently incarcerated at this prison, post your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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