State Government Press Releases

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05/01/2007
The final Information Session for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ spring Correctional Officer recruitment period will be held on Friday, May 4, from 6 – 8 p.m. Interested individuals should pre-register by calling the Training Academy at (401) 462-2697 no later than Wednesday, May 2.
04/26/2007
John “Jack” Shimkus of Hope Valley, a Correctional Officer with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections since June of 1991, is one of five members of the Rhode Island Army National Guard’s 173rd Infantry Detachment to be presented with a Bronze Star Medal for service in Iraq between January and...
04/13/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – The kickoff for the recruitment period for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ next CO Training Academy will take place on Monday, April 9, at 10 a.m. in the Atrium of the Department of Administration building at One Capitol Hill, Providence. Cheryl Burrell, State...
04/13/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – April 11, 2007 – Correctional Officer Julian Robinson was recognized this morning by Corrections Director A.T. Wall II for his heroic efforts in rescuing an inmate who appeared intent on jumping from the third tier of Maximum Security’s Aquidneck Two Block on Wednesday, April 4....
03/30/2007
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections will soon launch the recruitment period for its next Correctional Officer Training Academy. The official kickoff for the recruitment period will take place on Monday, April 9, at 10 a.m. in the Atrium of the Department of Administration building at One...
03/08/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – March 8, 2007 – A.T. Wall, II, director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, is pleased to announce that the Department’s revised website has now “gone live.” The site, which can be found at www.doc.ri.gov, has been redesigned to follow the RI.gov. website template used...
01/08/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – January 4, 2007 – A.T. Wall, II, director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard J. Frechette of North Smithfield, R.I., as Interdepartmental Project Manager for Statewide Prisoner Reentry, effective January 7, 2007. As...
01/10/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – December 20, 2006 – Graduation ceremonies for the Rhode Island Department of Correction’s Correctional Officer Training Academy Class 75 will take place on Friday, December 22, at 2 p.m. at Rhode Island College’s Sapinsley Hall, in the Nazarian Center for Performing Arts. Of the...
01/10/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – December 14, 2006 – Colleen Capezza, B.S., M.A., CCHP of Wakefield, RI., Director of General Nursing Services, and Michael T. Poshkus, M.D., CCHP of Cranston, Medical Program Director, have met eligibility requirements and passed a national exam to earn professional certification...
01/10/2007
CRANSTON, R.I. – November 21, 2006 – A.T. Wall, II, director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections has announced the appointment of Paul Mancini of Warwick, R.I., as Human Resource Administrator, effective October 29, 2006, overseeing the Department of Administration’s Human Resources...