High Security Center

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Updated on: February 9, 2021

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Location 40 Howard Avenue PO Box 8200, Cranston, RI, 02920
Official Website http://www.doc.ri.gov/institutions/facilities/hsc.php

The High Security Center is known as a mixed custody facility that is home to over 138 adult offenders. These offenders can be classified as one of the following:

  • Closed Custody

  • Medium-Security

  • Minimum-Security

  • Maximum-Security

The High Security Center has a strong presence when it comes to making sure offenders are ready for their released date by using some of their best reentry programs that they have to offer.

These re-entry programs will help teach the offenders all the skills they will need to be successful on the outside when it comes to writing a resume, going to job interviews, and just being out on their own.

The High Security Center also provides inmates with academic programs that will allow the offender to earn their GED.

The High Security Center is also known for its adoptable dog program, which will allow the offenders to train and help prepare these abandoned dogs for their adoption day.

The High Security Center also offers various vocational programs including the following:

  • Food Production

  • Plumbing

  • Tailoring

  • Landscaping

  • Animal Training

High Security Center — General Information

Facility Name High Security Center
Facility Type State Prison
Address 40 Howard Avenue PO Box 8200, Cranston, RI, 02920
Capacity 138
Facility Type Adult
City Cranston
Postal Code 2920
State Rhode Island
County Providence County
Official Website http://www.doc.ri.gov/institutions/facilities/hsc.php

Sending a Mail/Care Package

When sending your letters to the High Security Center, please use the following mailing address:

Inmate Name, Inmate ID Number

​High Security Center

40 Howard Avenue PO Box 8200, Cranston, RI, 02920

Keep in mind it may take a day or two longer for the inmate to get your letter as it goes through a security check once it reaches the High Security Center.

Sending Money

The High Security Center uses JPay for all the money needs. If you are needing to give inmate money when they are in the High Security Center, you can do so over the internet or by phone. The money will be made available to the inmate instantly.

Phone calls

An inmate in the High Security Center will be allowed to call you during normal daytime hours.

You will only be allowed to talk to them no more than 15-minutes per a day.


If this is your first time visiting the High Security Center, you will be required to participate in a visitor orientation. The visitor orientation will happen at 12 pm and 4 pm on the days they allow visitors.

If you have visited before, you will need to schedule your visit no more than a week in advance.

Visiting days are on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Each of these days will have two visiting sessions. The first session is 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm and the second session is 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Visiting Hours

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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