State Government Press Releases

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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”...
06/23/2008
CRANSTON, R.I. – June 23, 2008 – The Planning & Research Unit at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections has released the 2007 Urinalysis Report, the sixth year for which the unit has produced such a report. The report details the number of specimens collected and tested, and the number...
06/11/2008
CRANSTON, R.I. – June 5, 2008 – In keeping with its commitment to improving ex-offenders’ chances of success by providing educational opportunities during incarceration, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections will hold its annual recognition ceremonies in six of the state’s prison facilities...
06/11/2008
CRANSTON, R.I. – June 10, 2008 – When Richard Frechette, Project Manager for Statewide Prisoner Reentry, learned that evening meals were no longer being provided to residents of the overflow shelter at Harrington Hall on the Pastore Complex, he quickly thought of a workable solution. Since the...
05/16/2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tracey Z. Poole, RIDOC Media Relations (401) 462-2609 Michael Healey, Attorney General’s Office Media Relations (401) 274-4400, ext. 2234 CRANSTON, R.I. – May 16, 20008 – About 20 Rhode Island high schools and over 1,500 students will have heard the sobering...
05/16/2008
CRANSTON, R.I. – May 16, 2008 – With Rhode Island’s gloomy unemployment rate making headlines, the fact that the Rhode Island Department of Corrections is hiring should come as good news to those seeking a challenging career opportunity. The RIDOC is about halfway through the recruitment period...
05/13/2008
Contact: Tracey Z. Poole RIDOC Media Relations (401) 462-2609 CRANSTON, R.I. – May 12, 2008 – The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is pleased to announce RIDOC SPRING Media Day to be held on Thursday, June 5th, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately noon. The Department’
05/09/2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tracey Z. Poole RIDOC Media Relations (401) 462-2609 CRANSTON, R.I. – May 9, 2008 – Writer, poet, and teacher, Jimmy Santiago Baca, featured in a September 30, 2002 People Magazine profile titled From Jail to Yale, will offer a poetry and writing...