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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

We are seeking motivated men and woman of good moral character to participate in our next Correctional Officer Training Academy. 

If you think you have what it takes to apply, please click here to complete our Preliminary Application Form

Applications are also available in our lobby Monday - Saturday between the hours of 8:00am to 7:00pm. 

Recruitment drive will take place through May 15th; applications will be due no later than Monday, May 22, 2017. 

Questions should be directed to Magdalena Ramos, HR Director at 401.721.0308; HR Fax: 401.721.0454 or via email at

*Base Annual Salary $38,000.00

*Approximate Annual Salary with overtime $60,000.00


Additional Employment Opportunities:

  • Registered Nurse - Per Diem
  • Licensed Practical Nurse - Per Diem
  • Medication Aide - Per Diem

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

Visitation Schedule Change for Sunday April 23, 2017 

Due to a community event, there will be no public access to the facility from 7:30 AM until 12:00 PM on Sunday April 23, 2017. Visit times will be changed to the following: Sunday April 23, 2017 will be 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Programa de Visitación


23 DE ABRIL DE, 2017

Debido a un evento de la comunidad, no habrá acceso público a la facilidad desde las 7:30 AM hasta las 12:00 el 23 de abril de 2017. Visita a veces se cambiará a lo siguiente:

Domingo: Abril 23 será 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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. “