Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center

The Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center (ISC) is a maximum-security facility which serves as Rhode Island’s jail for male offenders. Rhode Island is one of six states that have unified systems, incorporating the jail and state prison into one department. 

The south wing of the facility was constructed in 1982, while the north wing was constructed in 1992. Inmates housed at the ISC fall into several categories: pretrial detainees, newly sentenced inmates who are awaiting classification to other facilities, and sentenced protective custody. 

The ISC has a total inmate bed capacity of 1,148. The length of time an inmate remains housed in awaiting trial status at the ISC is approximately 25 days; this translates into a constant turnover of the inmate population. 

The facility processes approximately 1,292 commitments per month. An average of approximately 120 inmates are sent to court daily, and approximately 50 inmates per week are processed and transferred to other facilities within the Department of Corrections’ Adult Correctional Institutions.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

To find out the specific Visiting Days/Times at Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center, please call the facility directly.

Visiting Rules

You may bring up to ten ($10) dollars in change in a clear plastic bag which you may use for the vending machines.

Only those inmates in Minimum Security/Work Release may receive food from a visitor; you may NOT give an inmate anything to drink. Food is allowed to be brought to Minimum Security only during outside visits (weather permitting). 

No drinks are allowed at outside visits unless bought from vending machines. Regulations for types and quantities of food allowed are explained in the Minimum Security Inmate Rulebook. Otherwise, you are NOT permitted to give anything to or accept anything from an inmate during a visit. Correctional officers cannot accept any item from you to give to an inmate unless you have received written permission from the Warden/designee first.

You may store personal belongings (coats, snow boots, etc.) in lockers provided for that purpose. You may take the locker key into the visiting room.

Nitroglycerin is the only life saving medication visitors will be approved to bring with them to a visiting session. Staff will not be responsible for securing any visitor medication. Visitors should tell the reception officer that they have medication which they need to take to the Visiting Room. 

For more information about visiting an inmate at a Rhode Island Correctional Facility, click here.

Video Visitation

The Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center offers video visitation through Securus Technologies. For more information, click here. For schedule updates, visit the RIDOC Facebook Page

Dress Code

All visitors MUST wear undergarments. Visitors to any RIDOC facility are prohibited from wearing: 

  • See-through clothing of any kind 
  • Low-cut and V-neck sweaters, blouses or shirts and tank, halter, or “tube” tops 
  • Skirts, dresses, shorts with slits that are two (2) inches or more above the knee 
  • Blouses or shirts too short to tuck in; blouses or shirts which expose the midriff 
  • Tight-fitting or athletic type clothing 
  • Spandex, stirrup, sweat, and/or “swish” pants 
  • Clothing the Visiting Room Lieutenant or Shift Commander determines is provocative/inappropriate 
  • Hats, headbands, and/or hooded clothing 
  • Clothes with holes, rips, tears (clothing must be completely intact) 
  • Clothing with the pockets torn out or torn to allow access beneath the garment 
  • Sleeveless garments 
  • “Farmer” jeans 
  • Camouflage garments
  • Khaki, beige, or any other clothing which could be mistaken for inmate clothing 
  • Military clothing (actual uniforms and look-alikes) 
  • Clothing which closely resembles uniforms (Correctional Officer, police, sheriff, marshal, etc.) 
  • Nursing uniforms (including “scrubs”) 
  • Jewelry (except wedding and/or engagement rings and medical alert jewelry) 
  • Underwire bras, metal buttons, buckles which cannot be removed and set off the metal detector 
  • Metal hair ornaments 
  • Flip-flops

Children under twelve (12) years of age may be allowed to visit even though wearing shorts, skirts, and/or dresses shorter than mid-thigh, rompers, sleeveless shirts, etc. Failure to comply with this dress code may result in denial of visits or entry to a facility.

Physical Address

Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center
18 Slate Hill Road
Cranston, RI 02920

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General Phone Number

(401) 462-2285

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center
P.O. Box 8249
Cranston, RI 02920

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center can’t receive incoming phone calls, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Rhode Island, please click here.

How to Send Money

Family and friends can send money to a RIDOC inmate online, over the phone or at one of the convenient deposit kiosks at a facility. In an effort to improve the efficiencies and security regarding inmate deposits, Access Secure Deposits now offers the following payment options for family and friends of RI DOC Inmates:

Toll Free Phone Deposits
As low as $3.95

Internet Deposit
As low as $2.95

Click on to send money to your loved one today! Access Secure Deposits takes all MasterCard and Visa debit and credit cards. Additional information is also located on the website under Frequently Asked Questions.

Programs For Inmates


Classification is a process by which offenders are assigned to facilities based upon their respective risks and needs. Factors considered in this process include: (1) determination and assignment of appropriate custody and security levels; (2) program placement based on inmate needs and available services–medical, mental health, vocational, educational, and employment; (3) designation to proper housing placement within the institution; and (4) scheduled review of custody assignments to reassess inmates’ needs and risks.

The Department of Corrections is required by law to classify all inmates who are committed to its custody. The classification process begins as soon as an inmate arrives and continues until that inmate is discharged from Departmental custody. 

Educational Unit

Education Unit programming occurs five days a week on a full-time, year-round basis and on evenings and weekends. Students are instructed by highly qualified teachers and are offered support by tutors and para-professionals. 

Students enrolled in education have a range of skills and abilities. Educational Services aims to pick up where the student left off. The typical offender to be served in the Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes is typically of lower literacy skills and has significant gaps in education. 

General Education Diploma (GED) classes focus on the student who is close to completing school but may have learning gaps or other educational challenges. In addition to ABE/GED classes, programs for English Language Learners, Special Education / Title One, Inmate Literacy Program, GED testing, post-secondary programs, and Vocational Training exist.

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Careers at Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center

If you are interested in a career with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, you can find out more information about available jobs at Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center by clicking here.