State Government Press Releases

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12/02/2008
It was a pleasant surprise when a call came in to Warden Carole Dwyer’s office in late summer from a Curves franchise owner from South County wondering if she could donate exercise equipment to the women’s prison at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. Her facility was going out of business...
11/24/2008
The Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers and the Rhode Island Department of Corrections is teaming up on a fund raiser designed to assist needy families in Rhode Island this holiday season. Given the economic climate, corrections employees realize that many families in our state are...
11/24/2008
When Leadership Rhode Island alumni approached the RIDOC looking for a holiday project that would enable them to help needy teens, they were told that the greatest need was for new toys and games to be used in the Saturday morning visitation program. On Friday, November 21st, two cartons of new...
11/24/2008
"Holidays Not Forgotten," a volunteer-run community program at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, is currently underway. Inmates in the parenting program create holiday wish lists with their children that are sent to "Holidays Not Forgotten." The program then solicits volunteers to '...
11/18/2008
For Immediate Release Contact: George or Camille Camp November 18, 2008 Phone: 860.704.6410 At its annual awards dinner on November 15th, 2008, the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) honored Ashbel T. (“A.T.”) Wall, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections as...
11/14/2008
It was news to his colleagues from the Department of Corrections when Records & ID Captain Frederick Haibon was called to the podium during the Rhode Island State Police’s annual Promotion and Award Ceremony last week to receive the Colonel Chaffee Award for his role at the scene of an accident...
11/14/2008
Joshua Joyal says he “didn’t care about anything or anybody and was heading down a bad path” until “Blaze,” an assistance dog he was paired with in 1987 through NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans changed his perspective and helped him to grow up. Although “Blaze” died in August of 2005,...
10/31/2008
Debra Gilbert of East Providence, a Correctional Officer in the Dorothea Dix Women’s Minimum Security Facility of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, became the first Correctional Officer to be presented with a Heroes in the Fight award by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Rhode...
10/28/2008
Joseph Lopes of Warwick, R.I., a Correctional Officers with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ men’s Minimum Security Facility, recently received the Northeast Regional Staff Award from the Northeast Regional Correctional Industries Association. Officer Lopes joined the Department in...
10/28/2008
The Rhode Island Family Life Center, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training will co-sponsor an employer development event titled Alternative Workforce Opportunities at the Biltmore Hotel on Thursday, November 13th, from 5pm – 8:30pm. The...