Rhode Island High Security Center

The Rhode Island High Security Center (HSC) is a supermax facility, which houses inmates who require close custody and control, including protective custody inmates. 

The facility contains a Rehabilitation Treatment Unit (RTU), which provides inmates with programming, treatment, and structure as an alternative to more restrictive housing units. The inmate population has access to a legal and recreational library, a classification board room, a classroom, barber shop, and a chapel. The HSC has an inmate bed capacity of 166.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

You must call the facility directly to find out the Visiting Days/Times at Rhode Island High Security Center.

Both awaiting trial and sentenced inmates may see visitors. To visit an inmate on a regular basis, your name must appear on his/her visitors’ list. Ask the inmate to put your name on this list. 

You must pass both the BCI and NCIC background checks to appear on any inmate’s visitors’ list. Counselors can assist both awaiting trial and sentenced inmates in filling out the form to add a name to his/her visitors’ list.

Sentenced inmates are allowed nine (9) names on their visitors’ list. These nine people may visit the inmate and deposit money into the inmate’s ACI account. An additional two (2) names may be added to a sentenced inmate’s visitors’ list ONLY for the purpose of depositing money into his/her ACI account. These additional two (2) people may NOT visit.

Visiting Rules

  • Each visitor is allowed to bring up to ten ($10) dollars in change to use in the vending machines. It must be in a clear plastic bag.
  • 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.
  • For more information about visiting an inmate at a Rhode Island Correctional Facility, click here.

Video Visitation

The Rhode Island High Security 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. Failure to comply with this dress code may result in denial of visits or entry to a facility. 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

Physical Address

Rhode Island High Security Center
54 Power Road
Cranston, RI 02920

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/7xhMeDp9L1dJYBYU6

General Phone Number

(401) 462-2028

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Rhode Island High Security Center
P.O. Box 8200
Cranston, RI 02920

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Rhode Island High Security 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.

Toll Free Phone Deposits
As low as $3.95

Internet Deposit
As low as $2.95

  • Go to AccessCorrections.com to make a deposit to an inmate’s account.
  • 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 www.CashPayToday.com 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. (Note: if you send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address, they will send you deposit slips. Use of these deposit slips helps to insure that the funds are deposited in the correct account.)

Programs For Inmates

RIDOC believes that the process of reentry preparation begins at sentencing; therefore, RIDOC’s Classification Unit conducts a validated risk/needs assessment with sentenced offenders. These assessments then guide the offender’s individualized program plan (i.e., rehabilitative treatment plan) while incarcerated. 

Available programming at the High Security Center includes: educational services, health services, parenting, domestic violence and batterer’s intervention programming, substance use disorder treatment, sex offender treatment, cognitive restructuring, trauma therapy, mentoring, and spiritual/religious programming.

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Careers at Rhode Island High Security 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 Rhode Island High Security Center by clicking here.