State Government Press Releases

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11/18/2009
Every Monday and Thursday for the past nine weeks, about a dozen men at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections have spent two hours in a Minimum Security classroom with instructor Larry Walsh of Pawtucket for practical instruction on how to run their own business. To earn a spot in Walsh’s M.Y....
11/09/2009
Corrections Director A.T. Wall II has posted the following message on the Rhode Island Department of Corrections Intranet site He has also requested that all managers post it in public areas and that shift commanders read it at roll call. "Veterans’ Day is an opportunity for all of us to...
11/09/2009
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections announces free training opportunities on the Rhode Island VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) system on Tuesday, November 17th, at the South Kingstown Police Department Conference Room, 1790 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI, and on Wednesday,
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 and...