State Government Press Releases

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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...
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 drop...
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 recognizes...
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 their...
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,...