State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...