State Government Press Releases

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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,...
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,...