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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, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), United States Navy, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe.


Coronavirus Update- Updated Screening Process

Effective June 14, 2020

Visitor’s /Attorneys/ Professional Visistation

The facility will begin to slowly open up for Professional Visitation, and Social Visitation on Sunday June 14th, 2020.

All Visitors will need to complete a screening process of having their Temperature taken and asked several COVID related questions.  Should you have temperature of 99.8 or answer any of the COVID questions which designates a potential risk, you may not be authorized to visit at this time.

All Visitors will need to be wearing masks prior to enter the facility. Children 5 and above must also be wearing masks as well. Masks must be worn all times while inside the facility.

There are numerous hand sanitizing stations in the lobby and inner lobby for visitors to sanitize their hands.

All Legal Visitation will allowed to enter the Lobby, however Social Visitation may be required to remain in the Visiting Staging area outside, prior to entering the Lobby.

The general visitation process will remain the same however you will be assigned a location to visit by our staff. This is critical in the event we need to facilitate contact tracing in the future.

For Social (Detainee) Visitation, we have a staff member assigned to oversee Visitation, Ms. Daneisha Ferguson who is our Visitation Manager. Should you have any questions, you can email her at

For Legal/Professional Visitation questions please contact Director Kristen Damaso at

Thank You.

Warden Martin


Actualización de Coronavirus: Proceso de detección Actualizado

Vigente a partir del 14 de junio de 2020

 Visitante / Abogados / Visitas Profesionales

La instalación comenzará a abrir lentamente para Visitas Profesionales y Visitas Sociales el domingo 14 de junio de 2020.

Todos los visitantes deberán completar un proceso de evaluación, les tomaran la temperatura y les hagan varias preguntas relacionadas con COVID.  Si tiene una temperatura de 99.8 o responde alguna de las preguntas COVID que designa un riesgo potencial, es posible que no esté autorizado para visitar en este momento

Todos los visitantes deberán de tener mascaras puestas antes de ingresar a las instalaciones. Los niños de 5 años en adelante también deben usar máscaras. Se deben usar máscaras todo el tiempo dentro de las instalaciones.

Hay suficiente estaciones de desinfección de manos en el vestíbulo y en el vestíbulo interior para que los visitantes desinfecten sus manos.

Todas las visitas legales podrán ingresar al lobby, sin embargo, es posible que se requiera la visitación social para permanecer en el área de visitas el área de estacionamiento afuera, antes de ingresar al lobby.

El proceso general de visitas seguirá siendo el mismo, sin embargo, nuestro personal le asignará un lugar para visitar. Esto es crítico en el caso de que necesitemos facilitar el seguimiento de contactos en el futuro.

Para las visitas sociales (detenidos), tenemos un miembro del personal asignado para supervisar las visitas, la Sra. Daneisha Ferguson, quien es nuestra supervisora de visitas. Si tiene alguna pregunta, puede enviarle un correo electrónico a

Para preguntas sobre visitas legales / profesionales, comuníquese con la Directora Kristen Damaso a


Warden Martin


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


TouchPay System

Issues with the TouchPay system

(to include the Lobby Kiosk) may be reported by contacting or by telephone as follows:

TouchPay Depositor Support: 866-204-1603

Hours of Operations: 

Monday-Friday  7:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm