State Government Press Releases

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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...
01/10/2007
KINGSTON, R.I. – October 26, 2006 – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy plays a pivotal role in reducing the state Department of Corrections pharmacy costs, saving nearly $5 million during the last four years. The College’s Health Care Utilization Management Center works with...
01/10/2007
WOONSOCKET—Director Adelita S. Orefice is proud to announce that the Woonsocket netWORKri Career Resource Center at 217 Pond Street is once again open for business. Extensive renovations have completely transformed the facility and now the state-of-the-art building, renamed the “Northern Rhode...
10/31/2006
CRANSTON, R.I. – September 8, 2006 – A.T. Wall, II, director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, has recognized two Correctional Officers at the Intake Service Center for their heroic off duty actions on August 24, 2006. In two separate incidents, Ralph Tundis of Cranston, a...
10/31/2006
CRANSTON, R.I. – September 5, 2006 – Correctional Officer John Gorman, who works the 7-3 shift at the Intake Service Center, was diagnosed with brain cancer in May 2004. He underwent surgery to remove the tumor, missing a few months of work during his recovery, but has been on the job ever since....
10/31/2006
CRANSTON, R.I. – September 5, 2006 – Upon reading about the efforts of the non-profit organization “Clean the Bay” in the Providence Journal earlier this month, staff members in the Director’s Office at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections decided to respond to the call for help. They got in...
10/31/2006
WARWICK, RI - August 17, 2006 – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today announced Department of Justice funding for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. The funding comes through the DOJ's Comprehensive Approaches to Sex Offender Management Grant Program. "I have always supported programs...
10/31/2006
CRANSTON, R.I. – August 2, 2006 – A.T. Wall, II, director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, has announced the appointment of Stephen C. Boyd of W. Greenwich, R.I., as Warden of Medium Security Facilities. Those facilities include John J. Moran Medium Security, the Department’s largest...