State Government Press Releases

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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. ...
Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the appointment of Roy Wells of Warwick, R.I., as Inspector in the Rhode Island Department of Corrections' Office of Inspections. Wells has been a member of the Providence Police Department for 25 years, the last eight as a detective in the...
On Wednesday, July 25th, at 3 p.m., Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II will present Taylor Campbell of South Kingstown with a $1,000 Susan M. Hunter Scholarship Award on behalf of the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA), of which he is President. The annual award is...
On Wednesday, July 11, at 11 a.m., Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II will present Lauren Piccoli with a $500 Susan M. Hunter Scholarship Award on behalf of the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA), of which he is President. The annual award is available to children of...
Just a few short years ago, RIDOC Institutional Chaplain the Rev. Carson Byers, originally from Dallas, Texas, was working for an international portrait company based in Houston. His position as a sales representative and trainer for the company's Northeast region, headquartered in upstate N.Y.,...