Portsmouth City Jail, RI Prison Inmates
- Rhode Island
- Postal Code
- Newport County
- Phone Number
- City Jail
- 2270 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI, 02871
- Official Website
About Portsmouth City Jail
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The Portsmouth City Jail offers a unique problem instead of serving time in the Newport County Jail. The “Pay-to-Stay” Program is available for qualified men and women who have been sentenced to serve time in jail, but want to serve it outside of Newport County Jail.
Given the over population at Newport County Jail, if an inmate is approved for this program it is generally preferred that the inmate stay at Portsmouth City Jail. Inmates will also have the option of spreading out their jail time, and serving a day or two at a time, while then returning home for family or work duties, before serving another day on their sentence.
With prior approval, men and women can stay at the Portsmouth City Jail in separate sleeping areas than other inmates.
Men and women will not be sleeping in the same living areas.
Call the general police phone number to inquire about an inmate at Portsmouth City Jail at 401-683-0300. Because of the high-turnover rate of inmates, there is no online searching capability for inmates. All inquiries should be directed to that phone number, and be prepared to provide the full legal name and date of birth of the inmate.
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Sending a Mail/Care Package
Since inmates are frequently at this jail for only 24-48 hours sending mail is not advisable.
The address for the jail is:
Portsmouth City Jail
2270 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI, 02871
Make sure you call ahead to 401-683-0300 if you are thinking about sending mail or packages.
While you cannot send money to an inmate’s commissary account like you can at some prisons and jails, an inmate must pay a City fee of $273.00 per 24-hour period in Portsmouth City Jail. This fee is due before the first day of a stay in jail. This money needs to be paid in cash or with a credit card, to the Portsmouth Finance Department, any time on Monday through Thursday, between 7AM and 6PM.
While an inmate is at Portsmouth City Jail, he or she will have access to inmate phones as time and jail personnel permits. Inmates cannot receive incoming phone calls.
Given the temporary nature of the Portsmouth City Jail, visitation is not encouraged. With inmates only serving 24-48 hours at a given time, there is not time to pre-approve and process visitors. Make arrangements to visit with the inmate before or after he or she turns himself into custody.
Monday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Refer the map below to find the driving directions.