State Government Press Releases

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09/23/2008
Cranston, September 23, 2008 – The Rhode Island Department of Connections has contracted with Leadership Rhode Island, utilizing funds from the Rhode Island Foundation, to further its mission of better preparing inmates for successful reentry to their home communities. In the coming months, LRI...
08/13/2008
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ Adult Probation and Parole Office in Pawtucket has invited area service providers and partners in the community to an Open House on Thursday, August 14th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The informal gathering will include a tour of the facilities and an...
08/06/2008
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections has contracted with Family Service of Rhode Island to provide Victim Impact classes for offenders in five state prisons. There are waiting lists for the classes, which are offered in the two women’s facilities, Maximum, Minimum, and the John J. Moran...
07/22/2008
A group of state and local leaders from across the country, including respected legislators, court and law enforcement officials, and cabinet secretaries and other gubernatorial appointees, was brought together last week in Washington, D.C., by the Council of State Governments Justice Center. ...
07/22/2008
With summer passing quickly and the start of a new school year just around the corner, an evening presentation of The Zero Fatalities Project has been scheduled for Thursday, August 14th, at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, but all guests must register by calling Tracey Z. Poole, the...
07/21/2008
Bill Tribelli has gotten a good deal of press for his role as a Culinary Arts instructor at the Rhode Island Training School and the author of Jailhouse Cooking: The Poor Man’s Guide to Cooking, but something less known about Bill is the many hours he spends teaching inmates about food safety and...
07/16/2008
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is commemorating the seventh anniversary of its automated victim information and notification program (RI-VINE), with the launch of a new public awareness campaign. Public service announcements have been distributed to radio stations across the state in...
07/07/2008
Eight Rhode Island Department of Corrections inmates have donated their hair through the Locks of Love Program since the beginning of 2008. Locks of Love is a Florida-based non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the U.S. and Canada under age 18...
06/26/2008
Cranston, June 26, 2008 – Patricia Threats, Principal Public Health Promotion Specialist with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, and Debbie Matthieu, RIDOC’s Dietician, have teamed up to address the unique needs of the state’s rapidly growing population of female offenders. For the past...
06/23/2008
Cranston, June 17, 2008 -- On Thursday, June 19th, Sgt. Darryl Wallace and his wife, Tiffany, of Harlem, Ga., traveled with NEADS Director Sheila O’Brien and other staff from the NEADS campus in Princeton, Mass., to the John J. Moran Medium Security Facility where Darryl’s assistance dog “Buddy”...