Maximum Security

Maximum Security Rhode Island

Maximum Security

Physical Address:
Maximum Security
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920

Administrator:  James Weeden

(401) 462-2054

Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name, ID Number
Maximum Security
PO Box 8273
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920

Maximum Security Inmate Mail

Inmates are allowed to receive letters and photos (no polaroids, or nude photos).  Your complete name and address must be written legibly in the return address area of the envelope.  When sending correspondence always include the inmates name and Identification number as the mailing address above shows, if you know the housing unit please list that as well.  Do not mark the envelope or letter in any way.  No stamps, pens or pencils, small trinkets, or jewelry or other items should ever be mailed with the correspondence.  Staples, paperclips, lipstick, perfume, crayon art, stickers, drawings or markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned.  Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above, for more information read the policy on inmate mail).

Sending Money to an inmate in Rhode Island

To help reduce the funding of illegal activity, family and friends of an inmate must be on the inmate’s visiting list in order to deposit funds into his/her account.  During the first thirty days anyone can deposit funds to the inmates account as this is a grace period given to the inmate and in this time the inmate must add anyone he or she wishes to their visitation list.Inmates are allowed two "for money purposes only" names on their visitor list in addition to the nine authorized visitors. These security precautions are intended for out-of-state family and friends who must pass a background check in order to make deposits but are unable to visit.

You must send a United States Postal Money order payable to "RI Department of Corrections, INMATE NAME, ID NUMBER"

Send completed money order to the centralized banking office at:
RI Department of Corrections
Inmate Accounts Office
51 West Road, Bldg. 138
Cranston, RI 02920

If you send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address you will be mailed deposit slips. Using these deposit slips helps eliminate errors in accounting.

If you have any questions or concers about inmate accounts contact the Inmate Accounts Unit at (401) 462-2670.

Approved friends and family can also send funds electronically via Western Union by visiting their website or calling them at 1-800-634-3422.

Visiting an Inmate at Maximum Security

The Rhode Island department of correction encourages friends and family members of inmates who demonstrate a good influence to communicate and visit with an inmate.  This can help the inmate in the rehabilitation process, and eventually with his or her reintegration back into society.  Below are important things you should know if you are planning on visiting an inmate incarcerated in a Rhode Island correctional institution.

You must be on the inmate's approved visitation list prior to visiting.

For more information on visiting an inmate see the inmate visitation regulations here.

Visiting Hours are as follows:
To view the current visiting hours contact the institution at the telephone number provided above, or click here for a current visitation schedule.

Read the inmate handbook here.

How to do an inmate search in Rhode Island

Want to find information about an inmate incarcerated in Rhode Island? Access the Rhode Island inmate database of offenders here.