Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility - Central Falls Detention Facility (CFDFC)

Private Facility

Last Updated: August 23, 2019
Address
950 High St, Central Falls, RI 02863-1506
Beds
771
County
Providence
Security Level
MEDIUM - general
Phone
401-729-1190
Fax
401-729-1194
Email
bmurphy@wyattdetention.com
Facility Type
Adult
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Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility - Central Falls Detention Facility (CFDFC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 401-729-1190

This facility is for adult inmates.

The inmates housed at Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility - Central Falls Detention Facility (CFDFC) located at 950 High St in Central Falls, RI are placed according to their custody level and are incarcerated by a private company contracted by a government agency and are paid a per diem or monthly rate, either for each inmate in the facility or for each bed available. The facility is well-trained and well-staffed. This doesn't come without some controversy as the "price of incarceration" is big business and critics claim there is a monetary benefit to keeping people locked up. The flip side is this facility undergoes rigorous inspections and are some of the be maintained in the US.

For inmates that show a willingness to learn new things, there are educational and vocational training programs here that will prepare them for a successful reentry when released.

Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility - Inmate Handbook

The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility, located in Central Falls, RI, is operated by the Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation (CFDFC). It is a quasi-public corporation governed by a five-member Board of Directors appointed by the Mayor of Central Falls. The Board, in turn, appoints an administrator of the corporation who is responsible for overseeing the management and overall operation of the corporation and the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility.

The Facility operates at maximum security providing housing for up to 730 adult male and up to 40 adult female detainees and is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). During the most recent re-accreditation audit, the Facility received a 100% rating on all mandatory and non-mandatory ACA standards.

Regular inspections of the Facility are conducted by various oversight agencies including the United States Marshals Service, Quality Assurance Reviews and Rhode Island Department of Public Health among others.

Detainees housed within the facility are in the custody of the United States Marshals Service’s various jurisdictions including, but not limited to: Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. The facility also houses detainees who are in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, United States Navy, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe.

Offender Programs

Adjustment to Incarceration

This program helps participants cope with life in a correctional setting. The participants will have an opportunity to examine the personal impact of incarceration, explore reactions to their losses, and consider constructive ways to adjust to incarceration.

Anger Issues Workshop

This workshop is designed to give an individual an opportunity to learn and practice the skills that will allow them to positively control the events in their life. The goal is to help the individual understand why they use violence, how to communicate more effectively, and how to set and attain worthwhile goals.

Criminal Lifestyles

The focus of this program is for the participant to recognize the connection between how they think and how they act, examine the costs and payoffs of their criminal behavior, identify criminal thinking errors, review their history of breaking social rules, and how their actions have harmed not only themselves but also their friends and family, their victim and the victim’s family and their community.

Living With Others

Participants concentrate on skills that will help them adjust to incarceration including learning to communicate effectively, manage their anger, and build healthy relationships.

Parenting

This program focuses on building trust, communication, handling anger, and setting rules and limits. Participants engage in role play to learn how to recognize anger and ways to control it. A video is watched so skills they have learned can be put into practice.

Rational Thinking

The focus of this program is for the participant to recognize the connection between how they think and how they act, examine the costs and payoffs of their criminal behavior, identify criminal thinking errors, review their history of breaking social rules, and how their actions have harmed not only themselves but also their friends and family, their victim and the victim’s family and their community.

Violence in Society

This program is designed to stimulate and challenge an individual’s attitude, perception, and behavior related to interpersonal violence.

Substance Abuse

The Substance Abuse class is a twelve week program that covers all areas of addiction and life changes. It includes, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) stages of changes in health, wellness, relapse prevention, overdose prevention, and dealing with adversities

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Inmate Locator

Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility - Central Falls Detention Facility (CFDFC) publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Rhode Island. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility - Visitation

NON-CONTACT VISITATION SCHEDULE

Day of Week Visiting Hours Housing Units Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m Pods F,H, J-2, K and all workers Monday 1-9 p.m. All Pods Tuesday No Visits Wednesday No Visits Thursday No Visits Friday 1-9 p.m. All Pods Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m Pods A, B, C, D, E, I, J-1, L and all workers
  • Detainees are authorized three (3) visiting periods OR one (1) extended visit and one (1) regular visit per week.
  • All workers are authorized four (4) visiting periods OR two (2) extended visits per week, and are allowed to have visits on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • A maximum of two (2) adults and two (2) children at a time are allowed in the visiting room per detainee.
  • Detainees on Administrative Detention or Administrative Segregation status may receive Video Visitation only (Monday – Friday) 1:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. and Saturday and Sunday 8:30 – 6:30 pm for one (1) hour in duration. Extended visits will not be allowed unless extenuating circumstances exist. Detainees on Disciplinary Segregation status are not authorized to have personal visits.
  • All visits will start when the detainee signs into the Non-Contact Visiting Room. The one hour timeframe starts then as well.
  • Visitors will not be processed after 8:00 p.m. during the week and 5:30 pm on the weekends.
  • All non-contact visitation telephones are recorded and monitored.

NOTE: Visitation may be canceled or delayed due to hazardous or severe weather and/or during facility emergencies. Visitors are encouraged to check the facility website for cancelation and/or delay announcements.

Visitor Rules and Regulations

ALL VISITORS MUST CLEAR ALL SECURITY MEASURES PRIOR TO ENTERING THE FACILITY. (TODOS los VISITANTES DEBEN VACIAR TODA la MEDIDA DE SEGURIDAD ANTES DE ENTRAR LA FACILIDAD)

ATTENTION - REVISED VISITATION PROCESS: The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility will implement a visitor pre-approval application process for all detainees admitted to the facility after March 29, 2015. Detainees admitted after this date MUST place their potential visitors on their Visitation List in accordance with the procedures outlined below. Individuals who are not on the detainee's Visitation List WILL NOT be allowed to submit a visiting application.

Visitation for detainees admitted prior to this date will not be required to undergo the pre-approval process. However, all other procedures set forth below will apply.

SOCIAL VISITS

1. All detainee social visits shall be held in the non-contact visiting area. Telephones utilized for social visits shall be monitored and recorded.

2. A detainee who anticipates social visits must provide their prospective visitors name, address and date of birth (DOB) on the Visitor Request Form which shall initially be given to the detainee by a Programs Counselor during the detainee’s intake period.

3. Detainees shall be allowed to list up to seven (7) social visitors (not including children) on their visiting list.

4. The detainee must complete the Visitor Request Form and return it to the Programs Counselor. The Programs Counselor shall provide the detainee with the corresponding number of Visiting Applications not to exceed seven (7) plus the necessary amount for children under the age of eighteen (18).

5. The Programs Director or designee shall forward copies of the completed Visitor Request Forms to the Visitation Lobby Officer who will keep them on file pending approval of the application process.

6. Up to two (2) adult visitors from the detainee’s immediate family AND listed on the detainee’s Visitor Request Form may be allowed one (1) courtesy visit each per week prior to approval of the visiting application. Persons with a criminal history (ex-offenders) and/or individuals with pending legal cases (offenders) shall not be allowed a courtesy visit.

7. All approved visitors shall undergo a criminal history and warrant check at least annually.

8. Child Visitors:

a. A child visitor must be an immediate family member of the detainee being visited. Only the detainee’s children, grandchildren and/or siblings may be considered for a child visit, these categories shall include step/foster relationships. Child visits shall not include nieces, nephews, cousins and other non-immediate family members.
b. A child visitor must have their respective parent or legal guardian complete and sign their Visiting Application. The parent or guardian shall also submit a Visiting Application.
c. A child visitor must be accompanied to the visit by an authorized adult (i.e., an adult immediate family member or a legal guardian who is on the approved visiting list, or an adult authorized by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), or other adult approved by the Warden.
d. The adult must produce the child’s original birth certificate to the Lobby Officer each time the child visits.
e. Children shall remain under the supervision of the adult visitor at all times while on facility property and during the visit.

9. It shall be the detainees’ responsibility to mail the Visiting Application(s) to the prospective visitors or instruct them to print out the Visiting Application from the facility web site www.wyattdetention.com and instruct them to complete the application and return it via United States Postal Service (USPS) to the Programs Director or place it in the designated box located in the facility Lobby. The Programs Director or designee shall be responsible for emptying the box each business day. Visitors shall not be allowed to hand deliver their application to the Lobby Officer or other staff member.

10. The Programs Director or designee shall compare the completed Visiting Applications against the detainees Visitor Request Form to insure that the individual listed on the application has been listed by the detainee.

11. The Programs Director or designee may require verification of information provided on the Visiting Application or any other information deemed significant.

12. A criminal history and warrant check shall be conducted by the Professional Standards Unit (PSU) or designated, certified staff person to verify criminal history information.

13. An application for visitation shall normally be approved, unless there is reasonable belief that such authorization may jeopardize safety or security, for reasons including, but not limited to issues of contraband, disruptive behavior, or failure to comply with facility rules. A person may also be removed from a visiting list for similar reasons.

14. Any visitor with an active warrant or pending criminal case(s) shall be precluded from routine placement on a detainee’s visiting list.

15. Detainees shall be notified in writing of the approval or denial of their visitation requests within thirty (30) days of receipt of the completed application. It shall be the responsibility of the detainee to notify the proposed visitor of their visiting status.

16. A proposed visitor may appeal the denial of a request to be placed on a visiting list in writing to the Warden within ten (10) days of notification of denial. The appeal shall be answered within fifteen (15) days of receipt by the Warden whose decision shall be final.

17. Additions and deletions to a detainee’s approved visiting list may be requested by a detainee using the procedures contained in this section. Modification to the visitation list shall not normally occur more frequently than every ninety (90) days. All requests for visitation list modifications must be submitted to the Programs Department staff.

18. Individuals who have pending criminal charges (offender) and individuals who have been previously convicted of a crime (ex-offender) shall be precluded from routine placement on a detainees visiting list. However, a current or ex-offender may request permission to visit, in writing utilizing the Offender/Ex-Offender Visiting Application and forwarding it to the Warden for consideration. The Warden or his designee shall review such request for:

a. severity and nature of the offense and sentence;
b. likelihood of ongoing criminal behaviors and ideation; and,
c. discharge from supervision and/or oversight by any portion of the criminal justice system.

19. A facility employee or former employee shall be prohibited from placement on a detainee’s visiting list unless the employee or former employee is an immediate family member AND only when authorized in writing by the Warden.

20. Former detainees or aliens in deportation proceedings, requesting to visit with an ICE detainee, shall be referred to the Warden or the ICE Field Office.

21. No visitor, except an immediate family member, shall be on more than one (1) detainee’s visiting list (i.e., to visit two or more detainees, the visitor must be an immediate family member to all the detainees on whose list the visitor is on). This requirement may be waived in writing at the discretion of the Warden.

22. A visit between a detainee and the detainee’s victim shall not be permitted unless approved in writing by the Warden.

23. A detainee who returns to the facility as a re-book after a period of one hundred- twenty (120) days (with the exception of detainees returning from an outside hospital) must submit a new visiting list in accordance with the procedures set forth in this policy. In the event that a detainee’s visiting list is still active in OMS upon re-admission to the facility, all visitors listed shall be de-activated and the pre-approval process must be restarted.

SPECIAL VISITS

1. A special visit on a day or time other than what is allowed in accordance with the established visiting schedule may be authorized by the Programs Director, Shift Commander or higher authority.

2. Special visits may be allowed in extenuating circumstances only, (i.e., death in family, family crisis, visitor who has traveled more than 400 miles one way, etc.).

3. All other requirements set forth in this document shall apply to special visits to include the pre-approval process.

AMOUNT OF VISITORS, VISITING TIMES AND FREQUENCY

1. A detainee shall be authorized to place up to seven (7) visitors (not including children) on their visiting list. Privileged and/or professional visitors shall not count against the authorized number on an approved visiting list.

2. A detainee may have up to two (2) adults and two (2) children per visit.

3. Detainees are permitted to have three (3), one (1) hour visiting periods, or one extended and one (1) regular one (1) hour visit per week. The visitation week shall be Sunday – Saturday. Assigned workers shall be permitted to have four (4), one (1) hour visiting periods each week. Assigned workers are also authorized to have visits on Saturdays and/or Sundays.

4. Non-contact visiting is authorized four (4) days per week in accordance with the Non-Contact Visiting Schedule. Each visiting period is scheduled for one (1) hour. If overcrowded conditions exist, further restrictions shall apply.

5. A copy of the Non-Contact Visiting Schedule and Visiting Rules shall be posted in each housing unit, facility Lobby and facility web site www.wyattdetention.com. The visiting schedule and related information is also provided in the Detainee Handbook and Main Lobby for public review. Whenever possible, sufficient notice shall be given if any changes are made to the visiting schedule.

6. Extended visits are permitted when sufficient space is available. Prior approval is not required. The following restrictions apply regarding extended visiting periods:

a. An extended visiting period shall only be permitted when there is adequate seating in the visiting room to accommodate the visit.
b. Any visitor who chooses to use an extended visiting period must realize that they may be asked to leave the visiting room in order to accommodate any visitor who requests to visit during their authorized visiting period.
c. The extended visiting period shall be recorded as an additional visiting period.
d. Extended visiting periods shall not occur on legal holidays.

7. Visiting periods on legal holidays shall be counted as a visit. The following legal holidays shall be recognized:

• New Years Day
• Martin Luther King Day
• President's Day
• Memorial Day
• Independence Day
• Labor Day
• Columbus Day
• Veterans Day
• Thanksgiving Day
• Christmas Day

DETAINEE VISITOR IDENTIFICATION AND SIGN IN REQUIREMENTS

1. All visitors must complete a Notification to Visitors and Request to Visit Detainee Form. The name and age of any approved visitor, under the age of eighteen (18), must also be listed on the form. Incomplete and/or forms that are not legible shall not be accepted for processing.

2. Visitors must submit the Notification to Visitors and Request to Visit Detainee Form and their current identification which, in the opinion of the admitting officer is adequate and is at a minimum, a current photographic identification, such as a valid driver’s license, current passport or other appropriate governmental photo identification. In the case of a child visitor, the authorized adult must produce the child’s original birth certificate at each visit.

3. The Lobby Officer shall verify that the visitor(s) have been pre-approved (if applicable). The Lobby Officer shall verify the information on the Notification to Visitors and Request to Visit Detainee Form with the information on the visitor’s identification card and the information provided.

4. The visitor's photograph identification card must be maintained by the Visitation Lobby Officer for the duration of the visit. At no time is a credit card to be maintained by the Visitation Lobby Officer in place of proper identification.

Visitor Dress Code Requirements

Female Visitor Dress Code

The following clothing is NOT acceptable to be worn by female visitors:

  • No halter tops, tank tops or clothing that reveals the midriff or breast;
  • No transparent, visibly sheer clothing with/without undergarments;
  • No shorts, skirts or dresses shorter than 6" above the knees;
  • No clothing that is similar to that issued to a detainee or staff member;
  • No bare feet;
  • No jewelry (except wedding ring);
  • No coats, jackets, hats, scarves, or gloves;
  • No gang related or offensive clothing;
  • No hooded clothing.
Male Visitor Dress Code

The following clothing is NOT acceptable to be worn by male visitors:

  • No muscle shirts;
  • No shirts that reveal the midriff;
  • No cut-off shorts;
  • No clothing that is similar to that issued to a detainee or staff member;
  • No jewelry (except wedding ring);
  • No coats, jackets, hats, scarves, or gloves;
  • No gang related or offensive clothing;
  • No hooded clothing.

Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility -APPLICATION

REQUEST TO VISIT FORM

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Facility Type

Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility - Central Falls Detention Facility (CFDFC) is detention facility owned by private prison company to handle the intake, and housing of offenders for the Providence County Sheriff, the State of Rhode Island, Bureau of Prisons, the US Marshal Service and Immigration (ICE). This regional operation is structured to implement superior quality controls to the standards set by the jurisdiction whose inmates are being held. The correctional facility offers a full complement of high-quality services, including secure custody services, academic and vocational programming, secure transportation service, correctional health, and mental health care.

The main benefit of the contracting of prisons to private operators is that it can save money. The end goal is to house prisoners in an attempt to rehabilitate them or remove them from the streets. The corporation's end goal is to profit from anything they deal in. In order to make money as a private prison, they receive a stipend from the government.

Custody/Security Level

Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility - Central Falls Detention Facility (CFDFC) is a medium security facility located at 950 High St in Central Falls, RI. Medium custody inmates live in either one or two-man units within specific pods. Medium security prisons are the standard facilities used to house most criminals. They feature cage-style housing, armed guards, and a much more regimented daily routine than a minimum or low-security prisons. These are more serious offenders which must be supervised 24/7 with controlled movements. The prison yard has strengthened perimeter fence, rows of triple razor wire on double fencing and electronic detection systems to ensure inmates stay within the confined areas within the facility.

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How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a Medium - general facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photos, magazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility - Central Falls Detention Facility (CFDFC) that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

How To Send Money:

How to Send an Inmate Money in Rhode Island

Here are some general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's trust account; but not specific to a particular facility, institution or jail. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services. Some county jails require a per-night fee for the jail’s expenses.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the jail. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be used if the inmate has funds in their commissary account, like a bank account within the institution. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. Items sold are clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary also sells products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets, songs and educational programming. They also sell paper, envelopes, and stamps allowing the inmate to write their loved ones, friends and family. Facilities will provide stamps and paper to inmates who are indigent – eligible where no money has been in their commissary account for at least 30 days.

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with. Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number.

Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, AccessCorrections, JailATM, WU, Touchpayonline, tigercommissary, smartdeposit are some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities. MoneyGram is by far the oldest and most trusted.

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

Inmate Care Packages:

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary: Keefe Group, Access Securpak, iCareGifts, Union Supply Direct, Walkenhorst's, CareACell

Inmate Commissary:

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

How To Send Mail:

This is how to send your inmate at Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility - Central Falls Detention Facility (CFDFC) letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

How To Send Greeting Cards and Postcards:

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or Valentine's Day!

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate. If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents!

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

How To Send magazines and Books:

Send magazines to Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility - Central Falls Detention Facility (CFDFC) at 950 High St, Central Falls, RI

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call.

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes.

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year. Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

How To Save Money on Inmate Calls

The prison phone companies have a monopoly at the facility they have a contract with. Profits are shared so there is no incentive for their representatives to show you how to save money. They post their rates and in almost every case, there are at least two pricing tiers. Depending on where you are and where your inmate is, the type of phone number you use will make all the difference.

In federal prison, the answer is simply that a new local number will change your inmate's call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute. Fed gives you only 300 minutes per month, the local line service is only $8.95, no hidden fees or bundling of other unwanted service charges

For the other facilities that are not federal, it used to be that a local number was the answer. Now, its market intelligence and InmateAid has made it their business to know what the best deal is in every scenario. And we can tell you that in 30% of the cases, we cannot save you a penny - and neither can anyone else. But we will give you a refund if we can't save you money.

For more specific information on inmate calls, you will want to navigate to the facility your inmate is incarcerated in through our site by going to Prison Directory and following the links to the Discount Telephone Service - get an honest estimate before you buy.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.

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