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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.
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.
On November 2, 2023, we discovered that a virus had impacted the Facility’s computer systems. We quickly took steps to minimize its impact, took other necessary actions to protect the Facility’s systems, and have been investigating the matter. We have been working with a forensic security expert to identify the nature and scope of the incident and the data taken from the Facility’s system. The FBI is also investigating this incident.
Our investigation and review of the affected data is active and ongoing, and over the course of our review of the affected data from late November into February, we have identified at least 5,317 detainees, 1,874 current, potential, and former staff, and 113 outside vendors who have been affected. At this time, we believe that various types of data were taken from the Facility’s systems and posted on the dark web, including, but not limited to, certain financial information, certain detainees’ medical information, certain current, potential, and former staff information, such as beneficiary information and disciplinary/counseling information, certain vendor information, and certain incident reports. Some of this information included names, home addresses (city/state/zip), personal home/cellphone numbers, birth dates, hire dates, job titles, workers’ compensation/unemployment information, and in some, but not all, instances, Social Security numbers or taxpayer identification numbers. The Facility regrets any concern this incident may have caused, and we are committed to helping minimize any possible impact. Individuals affected by this incident are being notified as required by law, and free credit monitoring will be offered to affected and eligible individuals. Our review of the affected data is active and ongoing. If we discover additional individuals affected by the incident, we will send any required notices to those additional individuals, as well.
(updated February 26, 2024)
Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility
950 High Street
Central Falls, RI 02863-1506
General Information: 401-729-1190
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Hours of Operations:
Monday-Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm