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Financial Resources

Joanne M. Hill, Associate Director, CFO
40 Howard Ave.
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2555
Fax: (401) 462-3953

The offices of Financial Resources collectively assure the availability of both monetary and physical resources to fulfill the Department’s goals and objectives.

The Budget Unit develops both the annual operating budget and the multi-year capital budget; it monitors and analyzes the usage of these funds throughout the year; and it serves in an advisory capacity to unit managers and the Department’s executive staff.

The Business Operations Section procures all goods and services needed by the Department; it initiates requisitions, tracks the procurement through the bureaucratic process, processes payments; and it maintains oversight of the operations of the satellite business offices.

The Physical Resources Section handles logistical and material management functions for the Department. It manages the:

  • Central Distribution Center (CDC), which provides for centralized ordering, warehousing, and distribution of finished goods.
  • Inmate Commissary, from which inmates buy toiletries, snack goods, postage and some discretionary clothing articles.
  • DOC Central Mail and Courier Services
  • Fleet Services, which is responsible for distribution and maintenance of Department vehicles.

The Inmate Accounts Unit maintains a money account for each inmate, processing deposits for inmate payroll and outside support, and expenditures for court ordered payments, commissary purchases, etc.