Minimum Security – Rhode Island

Are you looking for somebody locked up in Minimum Security?  Minimum Security is a correctional facility in the state prison system in Rhode Island.  This site tells you all about anything a person needs to know about Minimum Security:  How to locate an inmate here.  Visiting an inmate here.  The address and phone number at Minimum Security  Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Minimum Security.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Minimum Security
Year Opened: 1978
State: Rhode Island
DOC: Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Warden Name: Carol Dwyer

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Contact Information

Below you will find the mailing address and street address for Minimum Security. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to an inmate there, and make sure to use the street address if you need to know the actual location of Minimum Security.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page before you send a package or letter to someone in prison to make sure that you properly address the letter or package, and use the appropriate protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the appropriate protocol, it could get sent back.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Minimum Security
 
RI,

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Minimum Security
 
RI,

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 401-462-1234
Fax:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information further down on this page if you are going to go to visit someone in prison at Minimum Security.

Minimum Security
 
RI,

Directions

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Phone Number

Minimum Security inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to have the phone number to Minimum Security.
401-462-1234

Inmates are able to make phone calls with:

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

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to an inmate, but there are times when it may be helpful to have the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for the prison. You won’t be able to contact inmates using this address. If you need to send an email to an inmate, check out the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate at Minimum Security you must follow an specific process to ensure that the letter gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners are not permitted to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important rules that are necessary to follow when mailing a package or letter to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then what you sent might not make it there.

Before you send a package or letter, you should read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility officials do open and inspect all received general mail and packages. Incoming general mail can be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or monitor any problems confronting inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you must address a letter to an inmate at Minimum Security:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Minimum Security
 
RI,

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which serves to provide a bank-like account for inmate monies and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may send money to prisoner’s Commissary accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send inmates money through the mail and must send money to this address and follow the directions written below:

The funds have to be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, and during this period the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that do not have appropriate inmate information if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Personal checks and cash can’t be accepted so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are frequently changed to various correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click the link below to look up an Minimum Security 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 Minimum Security, be sure that you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each correctional facility in Rhode Island has their own policies for inmate visitation and these policies are changed often. The policies listed here could be changed now, so make sure to also read Minimum Security’s site to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer ensures all visitors sign the prison visitors log before they enter the correctional facility and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo I.D. is OK.

For all of the points listed below, go to the official prison site because this information is changed all the time:

  • 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

Info about Minimum Security prison records coming.

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 Minimum Security death row coming soon.

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

Parole

Section 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

Info about release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Details about life at Minimum Security to be added later.

  • 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 news section coming soon.

Photos

A Minimum Security photo section coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Minimum Security
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Minimum Security.

If you have any photos of Minimum Security 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 prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, click here: Minimum Security Jobs

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Website

The official website: Minimum Security 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

Info about resources for family members of inmates at Minimum Security will be posted ASAP.

History

A section with the history of Minimum Security to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Minimum Security 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

Minimum Security Links

The official website: Minimum Security Website
Minimum Security 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 Minimum Security

Have you ever been a prisoner at Minimum Security? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Minimum Security?

If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write about your prison experience so that other people will know what to expect.

Things you might want to put in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are a prisoner at Minimum Security, include your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.


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