State Government Press Releases

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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.,...
After an extensive selection process, Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Earls of South Kingstown, R.I., as Assistant Director of Rehabilitative Services. She replaces 33-year Department veteran Roberta Richman, who retired at the end of June. For...
Corrections Director A.T. Wall II is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan Lamkins of Fairhaven, Mass., as Programming Services Officer. She has served as his Administrative Assistant/Confidential Secretary since the fall of 2008 and has been in her role in an acting capacity since last June....
The remarkable 33-year career of Assistant Director for Rehabilitative Services Roberta Richman will be honored and celebrated tomorrow, June 26, 2012, beginning with a tree planting ceremony outside of the new Women's Bernadette Minimum Security Facility at 12:30. In addition to the tree planting,