John J. Moran Medium Security Facility

The John J. Moran Medium Security Facility (MED) was constructed between 1990 and 1992, for a cost of $65,000,000. The facility grounds cover 29 acres and houses sentenced adult male offenders classified as medium custody. 

John J. Moran has the highest inmate bed capacity figure of any RIDOC facility, with 1,186 available beds. Extensive programming is provided with the goal of preparing inmates for successful return to their communities.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Please call the facility directly for an updated visitation schedule.

Visiting Rules

  • Each visitor may bring up to ten ($10) dollars in change to use in the vending machines. It must be in a clear plastic bag.
  • You may keep personal belongings (coats, snow boots, etc.) in the lockers provided. 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.
  • ALL visitors are required to pass through a metal detector before entering any ACI facility. Visitors may be asked to submit to a “pat down,” “hand frisk,” or hand-held metal detection wand search conducted by a correctional officer of the same sex. Visitors who fail to comply with a request to be searched may be denied a visit.
  • For more information about visiting an inmate at a Rhode Island Correctional Facility, click here.

ALL visitors must show proper identification to facility staff before being allowed to enter. Valid forms of identification are as follows:

  • valid driver’s license
  • military ID card or
  • ID card issued by the Departments of Transportation, Elderly Affairs or the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Social Security cards and Welfare ID cards are NOT valid forms of identification. A birth certificate is valid identification ONLY for a minor.

Video Visitation

The John J. Moran Medium Security Facility offers video visitation through Securus Technologies. You must be on the inmate's approved visitors list. The rate is $5 for 20 minutes. For more information, click here. For schedule updates, visit the RIDOC Facebook Page

Dress Code

All visitors MUST wear undergarments. Any visitor who doesn't follow this dress code may be denied visits or entry to the facility. Visitors to any RIDOC facility are prohibited from wearing: 

  • See-through clothing
  • 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 
  • 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 

Physical Address

John J. Moran Medium Security Facility
51 West Road
Cranston, RI 02920

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(401) 462-3700

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
John J. Moran Medium Security Facility
P.O. Box 8274
Cranston, RI 02920

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at John J. Moran Medium Security Facility, 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, through US mail, or at one of the convenient deposit kiosks.

  • Go to to make a deposit to an inmate’s account or download an Android or IOS app from your smart device.
  • Call toll free 866-345-1884 to speak to a representative 24/7. Bilingual representatives are available.
  • Go to a cash walk-in location. Visit to enroll and find a location near you. You can call 844-340-CASH(2274) for more information.
  • Utilize the Lobby Kiosk at the Travisono Intake Service Center.
  • Make a deposit in person at the Inmate Accounts Office, West Road (Bldg.#138), Cranston, RI between 9am and 11am or 1 pm and 3 pm.

You may send a check, bank draft, or money order to: 

RI Department of Corrections
Inmate Accounts Office
51 West Road, Bldg. 138
Cranston, RI 02920

Check /money order should be payable to RI Department of Corrections with inmate’s name and ID# on the memo line.

Programs For Inmates

The Rhode Island Department of Corrections in cooperation with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) schedules a variety of credit and non-credit postsecondary vocational training courses along with academic credit courses. 

Certificate courses include Asbestos and Lead Abatement Supervisor, Computer Literacy, Culinary Arts, Building Construction, Food Safety Manager, OSHA Workplace Safety, and Legal Research Assistant. Credit courses include basic academic subjects such as English Composition, Psychology, History, and Business Administration. 

Students can earn an AA degree at the DOC, or begin taking classes with the goal of continuing their education upon release.

MED also has several correctional industries which include a garment and furniture/upholstery shop, a license plate shop, and carpentry and auto body shops. The facility also has an education and programming building, a gym, and a large outdoor recreation yard.

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Careers at John J. Moran Medium Security Facility

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