State Government Press Releases

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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’...
01/13/2009
Fifty-four men and women will graduate from the Rhode Island Department of Correction’s Correctional Officer Training Academy Class 77 on Friday, January 16th, at 2 p.m. at Rhode Island College’s Sapinsley Hall in Providence. The traditional “Inspection of the Graduates” by Corrections...
01/13/2009
“Robbie” is a 22-month-old Belgian Malinois from the Netherlands who has proven his value to the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ K-9 Unit after only three months on the job. In early December, “Robbie,” who had recently completed six months of training, accompanied his human partner, K-9...
12/11/2008
Thousands of high school and middle school students from across the state have come to prison – not as inmates, but as visitors to the Special Community Outreach Education (SCORE) Program and more recently, the Zero Fatalities Project presentation. Both programs are designed with public safety and...