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Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility is to protect the public from people who pose a threat to society. Our mission is accomplished by operating a safe, secure, and humane facility that is in compliance with state and federal law, as well as the American Correctional Association standards. Our employees are highly trained professionals and will uphold ethically sound behavior at all times.

Motto: Pride, Performance, Professionalism.

About the Facility

The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility, located in Central Falls, RI, is operated by the Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation (CFDFC). It is a quasi-public corporation governed by a five-member Board of Directors appointed by the Mayor of Central Falls. The Board, in turn, appoints an administrator of the corporation who is responsible for overseeing the management and overall operation of the corporation and the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility.

The Facility operates at maximum security providing housing for up to 730 adult male and up to 40 adult female detainees and is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). During the most recent re-accreditation audit, the Facility received a 100% rating on all mandatory and non-mandatory ACA standards.

Regular inspections of the Facility are conducted by various oversight agencies including the United States Marshals Service, Quality Assurance Reviews and Rhode Island Department of Public Health among others.

Detainees housed within the facility are in the custody of the United States Marshals Service’s various jurisdictions including, but not limited to: Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. The facility also houses detainees who are in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, United States Navy, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe.

Officer Recruitment

The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility is continuously seeking motivated men and women of good moral character to participate in future Correctional Officer Training Academy's.

If you would like to be notified of future application dates please send an email to


Registered Nurse

Full-time position for 2nd shift 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Schedule determined by Health Services Administrator, but the position will be required to work every other weekend and every other holiday. Prepares, administers, and documents prescribed medication to detainees during med-line, and as needed.  Assists and/or performs triage, history and physicals, and treatments while following established nursing protocols.  Assesses and evaluates detainee status.  Insures records and paperwork conform to ACA Standards and facility policies and programs.  Works per position description and such other duties as may be required by the Health Services Administrator. Graduate of an approved nursing education program currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island.  Background in corrections and/or emergency response preferred. Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Wyatt Detention Facility, 950 High Street, Central Falls, RI 02863, e-mail to or fax to 401-721-0454. EOE M/F/D/V

Contacting the Facility

Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility
950 High Street
Central Falls, RI 02863-1506

General Information: 401-729-1190
Fax: 401-729-1194

Human Resources

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