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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.

  • Chief of Security

We are currently recruiting for Chief of Security.  This position is Full Time.  This employee is a member of the facility Executive Management Team with responsibilities for the day-to-day activities of Security and Operations within the correctional facility.   

Example of Duties:

  • Plans, implements, and manages the staffing, operational, security, and technical activities of the correctional facility.
  • Develops and analyzes financial reports and prepares, recommends and administers the budget.
  • Reviews, develops, recommends and implements facility operational goals, policy, procedures and orders;
  • Adjudicates grievances filed by staff and represents the facility in disciplinary actions and hearings. Serves as a liaison between the Administration and the Unions.
  • Develops, coordinates and manages emergency plans and procedures to address possible emergency situations, such as, hostage situations, disturbances, escapes, disasters, fires, safety hazards and evacuation requirements.
  • Ensures that all assigned operations comply with relevant laws, regulations and/or contractual provision.
  • Represents the corrections facility to the public by answering inquiries, resolving complaints and speaking to civic groups and organizations.
  • Establishes systems for review and compliance of Policy and Procedures.
  • Develops and implements short and long term plans for facilities systems and programs.
  • May assume management of the corrections facility in the absence of the Warden.
  • Comply with policies and work rules as described in the Employee Handbook and policy manuals.
  • Adhere to attendance policy, work overtime as required, to ensure adequate coverage.
  • Report to the Warden.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a team spirit and sense of cooperation.


  • Applying relevant federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations;
  • Applying correctional principles and implementing correctional practices and procedures;
  • Managing corrections programs, operations and services;
  • Planning, organizing, supervising and managing a division of the corrections facility;
  • Developing and implementing employee and detainee disciplinary programs;
  • Developing and analyzing financial reports and administering a budget.

Working skill in:

  • Preparing and negotiation contracts;
  • Managing records functions and preparing reports.

Training and Experience:

A minimum of Ten (10) years of corrections experience maintaining the security, control and custody of adult detainees through direct detainee supervision or coordination of detainee programs, to include a minimum of three (3) years of experience supervising multiple operational and technical functions in a direct supervision corrections environment.

Relevant education, military, or law enforcement experience may substitute for the aforementioned general experience.

Full job description is available upon request.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter along with resume to   Application deadline:  5/26/2017


Additional Employment Opportunities:

  • Registered Nurse - Per Diem
  • Licensed Practical Nurse - Per Diem
  • Medication Aide - Per Diem
  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Mental Health Counselor

Schedule determined by the Health Service Administrator.  Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility, Human Resources Department, 950 High Street, Central Falls, RI 02863, or you may e-mail your cover letter and resume to or submit via 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

Aramark Detainee Accounts



Important Information on Money Orders

The use of Money Orders for deposits has temporarily discontinued until further notice.  The facility is currently reviewing an alternate means of replacing Money Order deposits that is more convenient and flexible for family members and friends of the detainees.  We are hoping to have this solution deployed by end of January.  Thank you for your time and patience with this matter. “