State Government Press Releases

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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;...
Forty-four men and twelve women will graduate from the Rhode Island Department of Corrections' Correctional Officer Training Academy Class 79 on Friday, April 20th, at 2 p.m. at Rhode Island College's Gaige Auditorium in Providence. Of the 56 graduates, 53 (95%) will be offered a position on line...
With 31 years of experience in human resources and state service, Lois Hayes is not a newcomer to the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, where she officially came on board as Human Resources Administrator of the Public Safety Human Resources Center on February 27 of this year. In addition to...
"I've grown up here; I know every inch of this complex," says the Rhode Island Department of Corrections' Chief Inspector and 29-year veteran staffer Aaron Aldrich, who leaves at the end of this month to take on a new position as Director of Investigations at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility...
07/18/2011
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections has been awarded a $287,574 Second Chance Act grant and a $391K Family Reunification grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Together, these Federal monies will allow for a greater emphasis on an important area of prisoner reentry...
06/22/2011
David McCauley, Assistant Director of Institutions and Operations at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, has announced the promotion of Matthew Kettle of Coventry, R.I., to Warden of Medium Securities. In this role, he will oversee the operation of the state’s two medium security level...
06/13/2011
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections will hold a Probation and Parole Community Partnerships Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011, at the Philip W. Noel Judicial Complex (Kent County Courthouse) 3rd floor assembly room, at 10 a.m. Members of the press are encouraged to attend. “We...
06/03/2011
Inmates who participated in educational and vocational programming will receive certificates and degrees during the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ annual recognition ceremonies in six of the state’s prison facilities between June 7 and June 16, 2011. During these spring graduation...
06/03/2011
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is pleased to announce its Spring 2011 Media Day to be held on Friday, June 17th, from 10:30 a.m. until approximately noon. Space is limited, so members of the media are urged to mark their calendars and reserve their spot as soon as possible. The...