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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.

Correctional Officer Recruitment

The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility is seeking motivated men and women of good moral character to participate in its next Correctional Officer Training Academy.  Pre-Employment Applications and Fitness Certificates may be picked up in our Lobby located at 950 High Street, Central Falls, Rhode Island beginning on Thursday June 23rd between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm or they may be printed from the links below:

Pre-Employment Application /content/editor/file/Pre-Employment%20Application%20%28NEW%29%281%29.pdf

Fitness Certificate /content/editor/file/Fitness%20Certificate%20and%20Criteria%282%29.pdf

Pre-Employment Applications and Fitness Certificates must be dropped off IN PERSON to the Wyatt Training Center 935 High Street, Central Falls Rhode Island on the following days and times:

  • June 24th – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • June 30th - 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • July 7th - 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • July 9th - 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • July 13th - 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

All completed Applications and Fitness Certificates must be received no later than Wednesday, July 13th at 4:00 pm.  The written and physical agility testing portions of this process will be held on Saturday, July 16th. If your application is approved, you will receive further information. Please direct all questions to Jasmin Serrano at 401-721-0331 or 401-721-0441.

Nurse Practitioner

The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility is seeking experienced Nurse Practitioners to provide healthcare services to our detainee population on a full-time (40 hours/week) or per diem basis. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Collaborating with physicians, and other healthcare professionals as needed, including providing referrals; Counseling and educating detainees on health behaviors, self-care skills, and treatment options; Diagnosing and treating acute illnesses, infections, and injuries;; Diagnosing, treating, and monitoring chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure); Obtaining medical histories and conducting physical examinations; Ordering, performing, and interpreting diagnostic studies (e.g., lab tests, x-rays, EKG's); Prescribing medications; Prescribing physical therapy and other rehabilitation treatment; and Providing health maintenance care for detainees, including annual physical examinations. Submit cover letter via Fax to:  (401)721-0454; or Mail to: Human Resources Department, Wyatt Detention Facility, 950 High Street, Central Falls, RI 02863; or e-mail to:    EOE M/F/D/V

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


The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility will be hosting an "Open House" on Saturday July 9, 2016 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm for individuals interested in applying for our upcoming Correctional Officer Training Academy.  The Open House will be held in our Training Building located at 935 High Street, Central Falls, RI. Click on the link below to view our flyer.


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

Detainee Accounts