State Government Press Releases

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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...
05/31/2011
Men and women who are looking for a challenging career opportunity are invited to consider becoming a Correctional Officer. The Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) will officially kick off the recruitment period for its next Correctional Officer Training Academy on Wednesday, June 1st,...
04/07/2011
The child of an alcoholic and the product of a broken home, Mike Cooley was abused physically and verbally and bounced from school to school and city to city during his youth. He also went from a homeless and drug addicted teenager and completely lost young adult to CEO of a million dollar...
03/30/2011
About seven years ago, two inmates approached Department of Corrections Clinical Social Worker Judi Tassel upset because they hadn’t gotten into her 6-month Cognitive Self Change for Violence group. Both were incarcerated for a driving offense, however, and Judi didn’t feel they fit the parameters...
03/29/2011
Four Rhode Department of Corrections-trained pups will travel with their human partners to the John J. Moran Medium Security Facility in Cranston where the clients will have the opportunity to express their gratitude to the handlers and the pups will have a brief reunion with their trainers. All...
03/18/2011
A.T. Wall, II, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, has announced the promotion of David McCauley of Johnston, R.I., to Assistant Director, Institutions and Operations. In this role, he will oversee the operation of the state’s eight correctional facilities. He replaces Nancy...