State Government Press Releases

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02/08/2016
CRANSTON, R.I. February 5, 2016 The Rhode Island Department of Corrections will resume the selection process for Correctional Officer Trainees that began in October 2013. Within the next few weeks those who took the entrance exams in 2013 will receive letters providing them with their exam...
12/08/2015
CRANSTON, R.I. December 8, 2015 Effective December 14, 2015 Jhomphy Ventura will assume his role as the new Chief of Information and Public Relations for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. Jhomphy has years of experience in communications and public relations having worked in both...
10/07/2015
CRANSTON, R.I. October 2, 2015 On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) held its first ever health fair for incarcerated men. The fair, a collaboration between the RIDOC Health Care Services Unit, the John J. Moran Medium Security facility, the Damiano...
10/07/2015
CRANSTON, R.I. October 7, 2015 In recognition of National Recovery Month, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) will host the closing rally at the Bernadette Women's Minimum Security Facility on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in front of the building. This event is open to...
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...
In recognition of National Recovery Month, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH), and the Rhode Island Recovery Month Coalition will host the second annual Rallies for Recovery, beginning...
Minimum Security inmate Tina was in the prison library contemplating a theme for a recovery quilt she and others in the Providence Center's substance abuse treatment program had been asked to work on when she noticed a book on the floor about butterflies and another on the shelf about insects. "It...
Rhode Island Department of Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of former Senior Legal Counsel Kathleen Kelly of Narragansett, R.I., to Chief Legal Counsel. Ms. Kelly replaces Patricia Coyne-Fague who was recently promoted to Assistant Director of Administration. ...