Minimum Security

Minimum Security

Carole Dwyer, Warden

The Minimum Security Facility (MIN) was opened in 1978 in a converted hospital building. In 1989, MIN expanded to a second building, and in July of 1992, with the construction of a connecting addition, the facility became one large complex, with a 710-bed inmate capacity.

All Minimum Security inmates, unless medically certified as unable to work, are employed either within the institution, at a Work Release Program site, on public service projects or are in the process of seeking employment.

  • Opened: 1978
  • Expanded: 1989 & 1992
  • Average Facility Population: 199 (FY20)
  • Operational Capacity: 708 (FY20)
  • Annual Cost per Offender: $114,486 (FY20)

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Facility Contact Information

Physical Address:
16 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
tel:401-462-2162

Inmate Mail Address:
P.O. Box 8212
Cranston, RI 02920