State Government Press Releases

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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...
05/09/2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tracey Z. Poole RIDOC Media Relations (401) 462-2609 APAI Contact: Bea Leopold, Interim Executive Director Information: Direct: 610-872-4645 CRANSTON, R.I. – May 9, 2008 – Lisa S. Holley, Chair of the Rhode Island Parole Board, was awarded the...
04/29/2008
CRANSTON, R.I. – April 29, 2008 – Men and women who are looking for a challenging career opportunity are invited to consider becoming a Correctional Officer. The Rhode Island Department of Corrections will launch the recruitment period for its next Correctional Officer Training Academy this Friday.
04/18/2008
CRANSTON, R.I. – April 16, 20008 – With prom and graduation season upon us, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections and the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office are pleased to announce a public safety initiative aimed at raising awareness of the devastating consequences of underage drinking...
04/03/2008
CRANSTON, R.I. – April 3, 2008 – The registration deadline for a free daylong conference addressing issues of concern regarding the children of incarcerated men and women in Rhode Island to be held on Thursday, April 10th, at Bryant University has been extended to the end of the day on Monday,...
03/31/2008
The Atrium Gallery in the Department of Administration Building at One Capital Hill will host the annual show of artwork from Rhode Island Department of Corrections inmates. This is the tenth year the show has appeared at this location, and this year it will remain in place for two months, from...
03/07/2008
CRANSTON, R.I. – March 7, 20008 – The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is pleased to announce two new enhancements to the RI-VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) system. Those who register through RI-VINE to be notified if an inmate is transferred or released now have the...
02/29/2008
CRANSTON, R.I. – February 29, 2008 – What has Rhode Island’s response been to supporting the over 4,300 children who had a parent released from prison last year and their caregivers? What are the ripple effects when a mother or father is sentenced to jail time? What would have made a difference in...
02/27/2008
CRANSTON, RI – February 20, 2008 – When Correctional Officer Kenneth Lussier arrived late to work on the morning of Tuesday, February 19th, at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ Intake Service Center, he had a good excuse! Shortly after leaving his Glendale, Rhode Island, home,...