State Government Press Releases

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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...
08/17/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – August 17, 2007 – The Rhode Island Department of Corrections will hold a Project Undercover event on Friday, September 7th, from noon – 1 p.m. on the lawn outside of the main administration building, located at 40 Howard Avenue, Cranston. All RIDOC employees are invited to...
08/01/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – July 31, 2007 – Education is an integral component of the prisoner reentry process, and the Rhode Island Department of Corrections is committed to improving an ex-offenders chances of success by providing educational opportunities during incarceration. The Department...
08/01/2007
Cranston, August 1, 2007 -- The NEADS Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans Prison PUP Partnership Program at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections provides life-changing results in the lives of the inmates who train the pups and the disabled clients who eventually receive them. So grateful...
07/27/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – July 26, 2007 – The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is pleased to announce its first RIDOC Media Day to be held on Wednesday, October 3rd, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m. Space is limited, so members of the media are urged to mark their calendars and reserve...
07/05/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. - June 25, 2007 - The Rhode Island Department of Corrections will hold its 14th annual Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, June 27, 2007, from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the George C. Arnold Conference Center of the Regan Building, located in Eleanor Slater Hospital,...
06/26/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – June 25, 2007 – A.T. Wall, II, director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections is pleased to announce the appointment of Eamonn G. Gill as senior legal counsel, effective June 25, 2007. Mr. Gill comes to the RIDOC from the Rhode Island Public Defender’s Office...
06/26/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – June 25, 2007 – Information sharing within the Rhode Island Department of Corrections became a lot easier and reentry efforts took a giant step forward when the Transition from Prison to Community Data System (TPCDS) became operational in mid April. The system’s design dates...