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FAQ : Property / Legal Documents FAQ

The information listed below is information regarding inmate accounts, property, court clothes and legal documents.

 

  • What is Inmate Accounts?
    The RIDOC maintains accounts for the deposit of inmates’ personal funds. These accounts are collectively referred to as the Inmate Accounts Fund. Inmates may use their funds to purchase commissary items, subscribe to magazines, etc.
  • Where is the Inmate Accounts office?
    51 West Road, Building #138 (small white building located next to the John J. Moran Medium Security)
  • Who can deposit money for inmates?
    After an inmate has been at the ACI 30 days or more, a depositor must be on an inmate’s visiting list to deposit money into his/her account. You may do so in person at the Inmate Accounts Office, West Road, Building #138 (next to J.J. Moran Medium Security), or mail a check or money order (no cash) to Inmate Accounts, 51 West Road, Cranston, RI 02920. Be certain to include the inmate’s ID number on the check and/or money order. When depositing $100 or more in person a photo ID is required as well as a completed deposit slip.
  • When can I deposit money?
    The Inmate Accounts deposit window is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cash, checks or money orders may be deposited.
  • Can I mail a deposit ?
    Yes. Mail a check or money order (no cash) to Inmate Accounts, 51 West Road, Cranston, RI 02920. Be certain to include the inmate’s ID number on the check and/or money order. Deposit slips may obtained by mailing a self-addressed stamped envelop to address listed above.
  • Property
    Inmates are not permitted to have property dropped off or sent to them. All property that inmates are permitted to have must be purchased through the inmate commissary. No mail, books, or other personal property except pre-approved court clothes may be left off at the facility for delivery to an inmate.
  • Court Clothes
    Contact the facility for specific information on dropping off or retrieving court clothes.
  • Legal Documents
    When it is necessary for an inmate to sign a tax form, or legal document the item should be mailed to the inmate so s/he can sign it and return it to you. Notary services are provided to inmates. In an emergency, contact the inmate’s counselor for assistance or ask the reception desk officer to contact the shift commander for assistance.