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Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center

Nelson Lefebvre, Warden
401-462-3801

  • Renamed the Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center April 22, 2010
  • Opened: 1982 - Renovated: 1995
  • Expanded: 1991
  • Average Facility Population: 1,030 (FY13)
  • Operational Capacity (FY13): 1,118
  • Annual Cost Per Offender (FY 13): $39,614

Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center Visiting Schedule (November, 2014 - February, 2015)

Court clothes will be accepted seven (7) days a week from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM. Items not allowed include: sneakers, boots, belts, ties, suede or leather jackets, sweat suits, undergarment, socks, hoods, or khaki, beige, or any other clothing which could be mistaken for inmate clothing.

Nothing will be accepted on the inmate's scheduled day for court.

Attorneys and the agents are permitted to visit clients between the hours of 8:30AM and 8:30PM daily*.

If an attorney has not entered the facility by:

10:05AM, acess will not be granted until 11:15AM*

2:35PM, access will not be granted until 4PM*

*Please note that times are approximate; the count must be cleared.

Intake brochure

Click here for A Guide for Friends and Families of Inmates at the Intake Service Center (in English) or here for a Spanish version.

The Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center (ISC) is a maximum security facility which serves as Rhode Island's jail for male offenders. Rhode Island is one of six states that have unified systems, incorporating the jail and state prison into one Department. The facility is constructed with 16-module housing units, two of which serve as disciplinary - administrative segregation units. The south wing of the facility, constructed in 1982, houses the infirmary, eight housing modules, and committing area. The north wing, constructed in 1992, houses the kitchen, dining room, visiting room, eight housing modules, and an administration area.

Inmates housed at the ISC include pretrial detainees and newly sentenced inmates who are awaiting classification to other facilities, pretrial protective custody, and sentenced protective custody.. The facility processes approximately 15,500 commitments in 2011 and approximately 1,292 commitments per month. An average of approximately 120 inmates are sent to court daily, and approximately 50 inmates per week are processed and transferred to other facilities within the Department of Corrections. The length of time an inmate remains housed in Awaiting Trial status at the ISC is approximately 23 days; this translates into a constant turnover of the inmate population.

Mission Statement

The Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center, as part of the Department of Corrections, provides for the protection of the public. Maintaining a secure, safe, and clean environment for the housing of pretrial detainees, newly sentenced offenders, parole violators, and other inmates into proper custody levels is begun at the Intake Service Center. This ongoing procedure will continue throughout the inmate's confinement at the Department of Corrections.

The Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center encourages the staff and inmate population to take advantage of training and educational opportunities provided for them. Such programs advance professionalism of the staff and assist the offenders in becoming productive and law abiding members of the community.

The Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center strives to provide a service to the community and the Criminal Justice system, while maintaining the highest standards of conduct, ethics and behavior at all times.

Available Programs

  • Academic
    *Adult Basic Education (ABE), English As A Second Language (ESL), *General Education Development (GED) Preparation.
    *available only to inmates age 21 or younger.
  • Treatment/Rehabilitative
    Religious Services, AIDS Education, Drug/Alcohol Assessment