State Government Press Releases

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10/01/2014
CRANSTON, R.I. August 25, 2013 On August 21, 2014, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections held a badge pinning ceremony for those within the Department who had been recently promoted. Among those honored was Mario Sousa of Swansea, MA. Lt. Thibert joined the RIDOC as a Correctional...
10/01/2014
CRANSTON, R.I. August 25, 2013 On August 21, 2014, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections held a badge pinning ceremony for those within the Department who had been recently promoted. Among those honored was Francis Thibert, Jr. of East Providence, RI. Lt. Thibert joined the RIDOC...
10/01/2014
CRANSTON, R.I. September 3, 2014 On Tuesday, August 12th, Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall, II will presented Taylor Campbell with a Susan M. Hunter Scholarship Award on behalf of the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA. The annual award is available to children of...
10/01/2014
CRANSTON, R.I. August 29, 2013 On August 21, 2014, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections held a badge pinning ceremony for those within the Department who had been recently promoted. Among those honored was Russell Freeman of Warwick, RI. Lt. Freeman joined the RIDOC as a...
10/01/2014
CRANSTON, R.I. April 21, 2014 Dr. Albert Alba, Academic Teacher, became the 27th recipient of the John J Moran Award at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections on April 8th, 2014. The award is presented to an individual who is nominated by administrative, supervisory, and line staff. All...
02/04/2014
CRANSTON February 3, 2014 - On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections will honor 9 of its own staff members and 3 "Friends" in the annual Employee Awards Ceremony. The following individuals will be recognized: JOHN J. MORAN AWARD to honor a staff member...
Corrections Director A.T. Wall II recently announced that Robert Vitale of Scituate, R.I., has been promoted Warden of the RIDOC's Central Office. He will help to oversee a sizeable staff and an inmate population that includes those serving long sentences for a variety of offenses as well as those...
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections will hold a training for its adult probation and parole staff, adult counselors, and partners from community service agencies on Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation on Friday, September 14, at the Philip W. Noel Judicial Complex (Kent County...
Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of Robert J. Catlow of Cranston, R.I., a 26-year veteran of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, to Chief Inspector, heading up the Office of Inspections. The Director notes, "Bob Catlow combines experience and credibility...
On Tuesday, September 2nd, Lloyd Hedges will enter his 51st year of service as a Correctional Officer with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. Colleagues, family, and friends will honor Lloyd at a celebration of this important anniversary on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at the...