State Government Press Releases

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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....
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...
05/14/2009
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is pleased to announce the RIDOC’s Spring 2009 Media Day to be held on Thursday, June 4th, from 9 a.m. until approximately noon. The Department’s first ever Media Day was held in the fall of 2007 and was well received. Space is limited, so members of...
08/07/2009
Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation’s Project RENEW: Revitalizing & Engaging Neighborhoods by Empowering Women, recently unveiled a DVD, the five-minute version of which is posted on YouTube and features testimony from commercial sex workers in their own words, as well as RIDOC Probation &
04/21/2009
CRANSTON, R.I. – April 21, 2009 – Men and women who are looking for a challenging career opportunity are invited to consider becoming a Correctional Officer. The Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) will officially kick off the recruitment period for its next Correctional Officer...
04/21/2009
Cranston, RI – April 21, 2009 -- On Thursday, April 23rd, 2009, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections will conduct an emergency drill, to include Rhode Island Department of Corrections staff, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Association (RIEMA), and Rhode Island Hospital. THIS IS...
02/19/2009
RIDOC Probation and Parole Officer Jovina Vales was at her desk in the Adult Probation and Parole office in the Urban League building on Prairie Street in Providence when she got a phone call from Congressman Patrick Kennedy’s office that made her day and changed her life. After attending an...
02/17/2009
Recognizing that the experience of having a loved one or friend incarcerated can be difficult and stressful, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections has centralized the most sought-after offender-related information under one link on its website. By clicking the “Friends, Family and Visitors...