State Government Press Releases

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After an extensive selection process, Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Earls of South Kingstown, R.I., as Assistant Director of Rehabilitative Services. She replaces 33-year Department veteran Roberta Richman, who retired at the end of June. For...
Corrections Director A.T. Wall II is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan Lamkins of Fairhaven, Mass., as Programming Services Officer. She has served as his Administrative Assistant/Confidential Secretary since the fall of 2008 and has been in her role in an acting capacity since last June....
The remarkable 33-year career of Assistant Director for Rehabilitative Services Roberta Richman will be honored and celebrated tomorrow, June 26, 2012, beginning with a tree planting ceremony outside of the new Women's Bernadette Minimum Security Facility at 12:30. In addition to the tree planting,
Stress is a natural by-product of working in the field of corrections. Correctional professionals work both behind prison walls and within our communities with those whom the rest of society has marginalized and largely ignores. Their work often goes unrecognized and some of what they see and...
Thanks to the diligence of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections' Special Investigations Unit, four grams of heroin with a prison value of almost $2,000 have been confiscated and won't land in the hands of a drug user or dealer. It was last Tuesday, May 15, when a Minimum Security inmate...
Rhode Island Department of Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of former Chief Legal Counsel Patricia Coyne-Fague of Glocester, R.I., to Assistant Director of Administrative Services. Ms. Coyne-Fague had been serving in that role in an acting capacity since the...
In observance of National Women's Health Week, a weeklong health observance supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health, the RIDOC has arranged for a variety of activities and lectures in the Women's Facilities throughout the week ending on Friday, May...
With much sadness, Assistant Director for Institutions and Operations David McCauley shared the news with Rhode Island Department of Corrections personnel Last Friday that Frankie, Correctional Officer Anthony Lucca's K-9, had passed away unexpectedly. Frankie showed signs of sickness on Thursday...
Toastmasters couldn't ask for a more enthusiastic instructor to bring the public speaking program Speechcraft inside the walls of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections than Ed Skurka DTM and his team of six Toastmasters. All are RIDOC volunteers. Skurka, who has his own business teaching...
Forty-four men and twelve women graduated from the Rhode Island Department of Corrections' Correctional Officer Training Academy Class 79 on Friday, April 20th, at 2 p.m. in Rhode Island College's Gaige Hall. Those receiving special awards include: Class Valedictorian Danielle M. Gelinas;...