State Government Press Releases

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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 (an ex...
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 reentry-
10/20/2008
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections will hold its 15th annual Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, October 21, beginning at 4 p.m. in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the main administration building, located at 40 Howard Ave., Cranston. During the ceremony, the 11th...
10/20/2008
A.T. Wall, II, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, has announced the promotion of Arthur Fillo of Coventry, R.I., to Associate Director, Facilities and Maintenance. In this role, Fillo will plan, organize, and direct the maintenance and repair of all buildings owned by the...
10/15/2008
CommunityWorks Rhode Island and the Providence Police Department will be honored Monday by MetLife Foundation. The partnership is being honored for their significant accomplishments in reducing crime and improving quality of life in the North Elmwood neighborhood of Providence. U.S. Senator...
10/10/2008
Paula Favino of Warwick, R.I., a Correctional Officer at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ Gloria McDonald Women’s Awaiting Trial and Medium Security Facility is grateful to the RIDOC’s Training Academy for providing her with the skills she recently employed to save her son’s life. Paula...
10/10/2008
Corrections Director A.T. Wall II is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Lamkins of Fairhaven, Mass., as his Administrative Assistant/Confidential Secretary. Susan was selected from a large pool of applicants and began her new duties at the end of September. “I was impressed with Susan’...
10/09/2008
Jerry Masso of North Providence, R.I., a Correctional Officer at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ Intake Service Center for nearly 12 years, received the most sobering news of his life this July 1st when tests revealed a cancerous mass in his colon. He has since undergone six weeks of...
09/25/2008
Ashbel T. Wall II, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Connections accepted the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the Rhode Island Statewide Independent Living Council for the Prison Pup Partnership Program at a Recognition Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, September 24th, at the Radisson...