CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) — An investigation is underway after the Wyatt Detention Facility experienced a computer issue earlier this month.
In a statement to 12 News, a spokesperson explained that an “incident” on Nov. 1 affected the facility’s computer system.
“[The facility] immediately engaged with the FBI and an outside cybersecurity response team to investigate, contain and rectify the situation,” the spokesperson said.
The incident was “efficiently handled,” according to the spokesperson. Detainee visitation was temporarily suspended over the weekend out of an abundance of caution, but has since resumed.
“The facility remains secure and at no time has public safety, staff or detainee safety been compromised,” the spokesperson continued.
It’s remains unclear whether the computer issue has been fully resolved. Over the weekend, the spokesperson noted that the facility was “utilizing back-up systems to include key-operated door locks, manual log books and other established protocols” until the systems are back online.