State Government Press Releases

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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...
10/11/2007
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is pleased to announce a new brochure designed to provide helpful information to family and friends of inmates at the Intake Service Center, the state’s jail facility with a capacity of 1,146. The new brochure came about when Assistant Director for...
10/01/2007
Justice Center The Council of State Governments Martha Plotkin: 202.577.9344, mplotkin@csg.org Danielle Langone: 240.482.8583, dlangone@csg.org September 26, 2007 Immediate Release New York ― A group of state and local leaders from across the country―including respected...
09/27/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. - September 27, 2007 - Dr. Fredric Friedman, Director of Behavioral Health for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, became the first corrections professional to be presented with a Heroes in the Fight award by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Rhode Island) earlier...
09/27/2007
WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to help prepare female ex-offenders for a smooth transition back into society, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that the Department of Justice has awarded the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) $294,084 for its Prisoner Reentry Initiative.
09/27/2007
Corrections Director A.T. Wall II is pleased to announce that Shelley Cortese of Barrington, R.I., a Probation & Parole Supervisor with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections since January of 2006, has been promoted to Assistant Administrator, Probation & Parole, effective immediately. In...