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Minimum Security

Physical Address:
16 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Inmate Mail Address:
P.O. Box 8212
Cranston, RI 02920

Minimum Brochure

Minimum Security Visiting Schedule

  • Opened: 1978
  • Expanded: 1989 & 1992
  • Average Facility Population (FY18): 278
  • Operational Capacity (FY18): 710
  • Annual Cost Per Offender (FY18): $95,353

The Minimum Security facility was opened in 1978 in a converted hospital building on Howard Avenue in Cranston. In 1989, Minimum Security (MIN) expanded to a second building, and in July of 1992, with the construction of a connecting addition, the facility became one large complex, with a 710-bed inmate capacity.