State Government Press Releases

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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...
09/27/2007
Corrections Director A.T. Wall II is pleased to announce that Michael Lanowy of Cranston, R.I., has been promoted to Lieutenant at the RIDOC’s Intake Service Center. The Intake Service Center serves as the state’s jail and is the largest of the seven RIDOC facilities with approximately 1,140...
09/27/2007
Corrections Director A.T. Wall II is pleased to announce that Michael Martufi of Johnston, R.I., has been promoted to Captain at the RIDOC’s Minimum Security facility. A twenty-year veteran of the RIDOC, Capt. Martufi began his successful corrections career as a Correctional Officer in 1987,...
08/30/2007
Cranston, RI, August 30, 2007 – This morning, Thursday, August 30th, at 11 a.m., the first female Veteran to be teamed with a service dog through NEADS/Dogs for Deaf & Disabled Americans Canines for Combat Veterans Program, along with her new assistance dog, "Lila," met the inmate handler who...
08/20/2007
Rhode Island Department of Corrections Medical Director Michael Poshkus, M.D., is pleased to announce the appointment of Rose Gagnon to the position of Physician Extender with the RIDOC, noting, “Ms. Gagnon has been working with the RIDOC healthcare team on a contract basis as a Registered Nurse...
08/20/2007
Rhode Island Department of Corrections Medical Director Michael Poshkus, M.D., received a recognition award from The National Health Service Corps’ SEARCH (Student Experiences and Rotations in Community Health) Program in Rhode Island at the Brown University Faculty Club on July 27th. The award...