Maximum Security – Rhode Island

Know someone locked up at Maximum Security?  Maximum Security is a state correctional institution in the Rhode Island state prison system, which is part of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.  This page tells you info about anything a person needs to know about Maximum Security,such as:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visitation information.  The address and phone number at Maximum Security  Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Maximum Security.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Maximum Security
Year Opened: 1878
State: Rhode Island
DOC: Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Security Level: Maximum
Warden Name: James Weeden

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the street address and mailing address for Maximum Security. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to someone at Maximum Security, and be sure to use the street address if you need to know the location of Maximum Security.

Mailing Address

You should check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below before you send a package or letter to someone in prison to make sure that you properly address the item, and do the appropriate protocol for sending a letter or package. If you don’t use the correct protocol, the letter or package could get sent back.

Maximum Security

Street Address / Prison Location


Maximum Security

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 401-462-2637

Map and Directions

Use this address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to go to visit an inmate here.

Maximum Security


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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have phones, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to have the phone number to Maximum Security.

Inmates may be able to make phone calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Maximum Security prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to an inmate, but there might be times when it might be necessary to have the fax number to the prison.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the general email address for the prison. You can’t reach prisoners at this email. If you need to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate at Maximum Security you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email letter gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates are not permitted to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a inmate. If you do not then what you sent might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility officials do open and read and inspect all incoming general mail and packages. Incoming general packages and mail is able to be read as frequently as necessary to maintain security or monitor a particular problem having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the correct format for how you must address a letter to a prisoner at Maximum Security:

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which was started to provide a bank-like account for inmate money and for buying things not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may send funds to these Commissary accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send inmates funds by way of the postal service and must send those funds to the following address and follow the directions listed below:

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

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are from time to time changed to various correctional facilities in the state, so you might need to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link below to locate an Maximum Security 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 Maximum Security, you must know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Prison Visitation Instructions

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has their own rules for prisoner visitation and they change frequently. The procedures below might be changed now, so you should also read Maximum Security’s official website to read the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when they enter the institution and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo ID of all visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state picture id is OK.

For everything listed below, read the main prison facility website because this info is updated frequently:

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

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Prison Records

Details about Maximum Security prison 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

Section about Maximum Security death row coming soon.

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


Information about Rhode Island parole will be posted ASAP.

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.


More information about release procedures will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Educational/Vocational Programs:
Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Educational Development (GED), English As A Second Language (ESL), remedial reading, CCRI Visual Arts and Computer Literacy, and barber licensing.
Rehabilitative Programs:
Anger Management, Cognitive Self Change, Domestic Violence Group 1 & 2, Parenting Class, Sex Offender Treatment Program, Life Skills, and many more. Numerous religious services and programs are offered to inmates throughout the year.

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Prison Life

Details about life at Maximum Security will be posted ASAP.

  • 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.


A section on news at Maximum Security coming.


A Maximum Security photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, click here: Maximum Security Jobs

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The official website: Maximum 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:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • 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.

Click here to leave a comment

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Family Resources

Section about family resources available at Maximum Security to be added later.


A Maximum Security history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Maximum 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.


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

Maximum Security Links

The official website: Maximum Security Website
Maximum Security Jobs

Prison Visitation Procedures

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 Maximum Security

Have you ever been incarcerated in Maximum Security? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Maximum Security?

If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

Things you could include in the review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at Maximum Security, post your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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