State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...
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...
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...
10/22/2008
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections has been chosen by the Writers’ Circle’s as one of its destinations for readings and workshops to be offered throughout the state as part of its Power to the Poets project. Rhode Island Poet Laureate Lisa Starr will be joined by poets Chris Stewart (...
10/22/2008
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Brown University, The Brown Education Link Lecture Series, which began in mid-October. Created by Brown senior Jonathan Coleman, a Literary Arts major from Santa Cruz, California, the program brings a...
10/21/2008
Late last spring, after the state’s fiscal crisis resulted in the elimination of the full-time position of Coordinator of the Women’s Mentoring Program for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, conversations began between the RIDOC and its community partners about how best to keep the...