State Government Press Releases

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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 the...
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 ONLY...
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 of...
02/12/2009
MEDIA ADVISORY EVENT: Rhode Island Department of Corrections Annual Employee Awards Ceremony DATE: Thursday, February 19, 2009 TIME: 9:00 a.m. LOCATION: R.I. Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals Eleanor Slater Hospital George C. Arnold Conference Center...
01/28/2009
In 2008, Rhode Island Department of Corrections Minimum Security inmates logged 59,188 hours of community service in response to requests from partner agencies around the state. “The Department makes every effort to engage all work-eligible inmates in assignments that will improve the quality of...
01/15/2009
A Correctional Officer at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ Maximum Security prison since April of 1989, Aubrey (Buster) Andrews completely changes gears when his shift ends at 3 p.m. That’s when he trades in his CO uniform for work boots and jeans and focuses on his six prize winning...
01/13/2009
For the past year-and-a-half, female inmates at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections have been spending a few hours on Tuesdays stuffing and sewing simple fleece dolls for charity. Over 1,000 of the cuddly dolls have been given to babies and children in need. The program in Rhode Island’...