State Government Press Releases

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10/19/2009
Rhode Island Department of Corrections will hold its 16th annual Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, October 20th, beginning at 4 p.m. in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the main administration building, located at 40 Howard Ave., Cranston. During the ceremony, the...
10/09/2009
October 21st, 2009, is a significant day for Warwick’s Dennis Papa -- it marks the 50th anniversary of his first day on the job with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. To commemorate that important date in his personal history, Dennis will return to the RIDOC for a tour of the Donald...
09/24/2009
Five Moldovan leaders participating in the Open World Program hosted by the Rotary Club of Scituate, R.I., will spend September 26th –30th, 2009, in Rhode Island examining Informing the public about combating corruption. Managed by the independent Open World Leadership Center at the Library of...
09/14/2009
It was truly a “dog day” of August a few weeks back when Minimum Security C.O. Lieutenant Michael Reis and his rescue dog, Ashley, met up with State Trooper Scot Carlsten in the woods of West Greenwich to take the wildnerness exam they needed to pass in order to be re-certified for another two...
08/14/2009
Frank Bruno Jr., who runs the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ barbering apprenticeship program wherein inmates become licensed barbers while in prison, happily accepted a significant donation last month. When Carol Luciano of Luciano’s Hair Design in Narragansett replaced the cutting...
07/15/2009
About 25 inmates in Minimum Security at the Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston have been hard at work building a puppet theatre and stage for children who will visit The Impossible Dream’s outdoor playground in Warwick to enjoy. The inmates are students in the fourth construction...
07/03/2009
Men and women on probation in the city of West Warwick have been invited to attend an informational forum in Town Council chambers on Tuesday, July 14th, at 3 p.m. Coordinated by the RIDOC’s Kent County Probation Office, the event will bring together the RIDOC’s partners in law enforcement...
06/29/2009
RIDOC Correctional Officer Michael LaPlume of Warwick says he hasn’t seen anything like the camaraderie and support he’s witnessed since deciding to launch the Correctional Officers Search and Rescue (COSAR) Team about a year ago. Designed to assist in woodland searches for missing or lost...
06/17/2009
Leadership Rhode Island, in partnership with the Newport County Prisoner Reentry Council, has invited key Newport business and community leaders to a luncheon forum to address the topic of Prisoner Reentry on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Community Baptist Church Annex, 40...
06/12/2009
Hope resident Michael Maddalena has enjoyed fishing on the rivers and in the ocean all his life and views his community service on the Pawtuxet River Authority and Watershed Council as an opportunity to give back. A 28-year veteran of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, Officer Maddalena...