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Donald Price Medium Security Facility


  • Closed: November 12, 2011 (as mandated by the General Assembly)
  • Opened: 1932 (as reformatory for men)
  • Closed: 1992 (due to opening of John J. Moran Facility)
  • Reopened: 1997 (as Donald Price Facility)
  • Average Facility Population: 278 (FY 11)
  • Operational Facility Capacity (FY 11): 324
  • Annual Cost Per Offender (FY 10):$63,127

The Donald Price Facility was constructed in 1929 and opened in 1932. This facility was originally designed and first used to house youthful offenders. The facility recently closed per mandate of the General Assembly in light of the state's fiscal situation and its inmates have been moved to other facilities, primarily to the John J. Moran Medium Security Facility.

Mission Statement

  1. To provide clean, safe, secure, and humane housing for inmates assigned by the Department of Corrections' Classification process.
  2. Through staff interaction and programming, to provide opportunities for inmates to develop usable skills in order to explore their own potential for becoming law-abiding productive citizens of the community.
  3. To screen the behavior of inmates, to allow for further classification to more appropriate levels of confinement consistent with public safety.
  4. Through team effort and continuous training, to achieve a high level of professionalism which will allow staff to be more effective role models in their interactions with inmates.

Available Programs

  • Academic
    Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Education Development (GED), Computer Literacy, Special Education, Title I Remedial Reading & Math, Post Secondary Program/CCRI, College CLEP Testing
  • Treatment/Rehabilitative
    Parenting Education, Lifeliners Suicide Prevention Group, Religious Services, Anger Workshop Class, Spanish Spectrum Program, Spectrum Program, Domestic Violence Counseling, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Health Education, Art, Amer I Can program