State Government Press Releases

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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...
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 children,
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...
06/12/2009
Five Rhode Department of Corrections-trained pups will be among the canine graduates at the Summer 2009 NEADS graduation at Hanscom Air Force Base’s Minuteman Club on Sunday, June 14th, beginning at 2 p.m. Social dog JJ, who will be paired with 7-year-old Connor Lamoureux of Boylston, Mass.;...
06/08/2009
A record number of inmates will receive certificates and degrees during the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ annual recognition ceremonies in six of the state’s prison facilities between June 10th and June 16th, 2009. During these spring graduation ceremonies, the Education Unit will...
05/21/2009
Prisoner reentry is more than just a buzzword used by policy makers and government officials – it’s an important social issue that affects all citizens. While many would prefer to deny that there are ex-offenders among us, there is no such thing as “not in my backyard” in our small state. With...
05/19/2009
Rhode Island Correctional Officer Ron LoBianco, a lifelong Coventry, RI, resident, recently placed 1st in his division (light weight - and between 146 and 155 pounds) in the Body Language Natural Professional Association’s (BLNPA) annual competition. He placed 4th out of 20 in the middleweight...