State Government Press Releases

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02/18/2008
CRANSTON, R.I. – February 18, 2008 – The Planning & Research Unit at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections recently issued its Annual Commitment & Release Report for Calendar Year 2007. The report contains a breakdown of commitments and releases by gender and awaiting trial vs. sentenced, and...
02/05/2008
CRANSTON, R.I. –February 5, 2008 – The Rhode Island Department of Corrections held its Annual Employee Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 1, 2008, recognizing 16 RIDOC employees from all three of the Department’s divisions and four “Friends of the Department” for their outstanding contributions...
01/08/2008
CRANSTON, R.I. – January 8, 2008 – The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is grateful to two area churches for their generous response and to the volunteers from the URI College of Nursing who sought their support for the Department’s parenting program. Ginette G. Ferszt, associate...
12/24/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – December 24, 2007 – The Rhode Island Department of Corrections contracts with CCAP – Comprehensive Community Action Program, to provide visitation programs in several of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ sentenced facilities so that incarcerated parents and children can...
12/18/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – December 17, 2007 – The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is pleased to announce that an additional five employees have met eligibility requirements and passed a national exam to earn professional certification in the field of correctional health care. Effective October 1,...
12/12/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – December 12, 2007 – The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is pleased to announce a new brochure designed to provide helpful information to family and friends of incarcerated women at the state’s two women’s prison facilities, the Gloria McDonald Women’s Awaiting Trial &...
12/05/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – December 5, 2007 – The Planning & Research Unit at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections has completed a study exploring the recidivism rates for prisoners released from the RIDOC during calendar year 2004, the most recent year for which data is available. A summary of the...
11/30/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – November 29, 2007 – Minimum Security inmates from the Rhode Island Department of Corrections have participated in several projects around the state in recent weeks to help the needy of our state. The following is a list of projects to which eligible Minimum inmates have been...
11/20/2007
Habitat for Humanity of Rhode Island – Greater Providence, Inc. and the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) have teamed up for the Habitat Prison Partnership, a program that gives select inmates from the Dorothea Dix Women’s Minimum Security Facility the opportunity to learn valuable...
10/24/2007
Twenty-six Rhode Island Department of Corrections Minimum Security inmates are the first to graduate from a new construction technology program offered in partnership with the Community College of Rhode Island. The inmates completed 190 hours of hands-on training and received a certificate of...