The Minimum Security Facility is located in Cranston Rhode Island and houses up to 710 adult male inmates. All offenders at this facility are required to work unless they have a medically certified reason they cannot work. Many of the jobs are supportive positions within the institution, but the Minimum Security facility also allows select offenders to go on work release. The work release program allows offenders to work in the surrounding community in a job during the day and report back to the facility at the end of their shift. Work release plays a pivotal part in preparing the inmate for discharge as it not only gives a financial foundation to the offender, but helps to slowly re-acclimate the inmate to life on the outside.
During the offenders incarceration at the Minimum Security institution they can receive vocational training in barbering, and can participate in community work removing graffiti. Inmates can also earn their GED and attend college courses offered through the Community College of Rhode Island. Treatment programs at the Minimum Security prison include domestic violence counseling, victims of sexual abuse counseling, sex offender treatment, parenting programs and Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous meetings, as well as religious worship services.
The Minimum Security Facility utilizes a rotating schedule according to the inmates housing assignment. You can view the current visiting schedule here, or you can call the facility at (401)-462-2162 for the current visiting rotation.