State Government Press Releases

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01/19/2011
Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of Anthony Grassini of West Warwick, a 22-year veteran of the Department, to Correctional Officer Captain. He was promoted to C.O. Lieutenant last April. Lieutenant Grassini is assigned to the Donald Price Medium Security...
12/23/2010
Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of Gerry Masso of North Providence, a 14-year veteran of the Department, to the newly-created position of Armorer with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. Previously a Correctional Officer at the Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service...
12/22/2010
Assistant Director of Administration Ellen Evans Alexander is pleased to announce that Caitlin O’Connor of Pawtucket has been hired as Principal Research Technician in the Planning & Research Unit of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC). Ms. O’Connor comes to the RIDOC from...
12/14/2010
Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of Rui Diniz of Bristol, a 19-year veteran of the Department, to Correctional Officer Captain, effective December 12, 2010. Captain Diniz is assigned to Minimum Security. He has also worked at Maximum Security and Women’s...
12/14/2010
Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of Jack Vicino of Warwick, a 19-year veteran of the Department, to Correctional Officer Captain, effective December 12, 2010. Captain Vicino is assigned to the John J. Moran Medium Security Facility. He has also worked at High...
10/29/2010
Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of Paul Fetter of North Kingstown, a 24-year veteran of the Department, to Correctional Officer Lieutenant, effective Sunday, October 31, 2010. Lieutenant Fetter is temporarily assigned to men’s Minimum Security. He served...
10/28/2010
URI Nursing Professor Ginette Ferszt says it’s been a longtime goal of hers to have URI nursing students working in the Adult Corrections Institutions in Cranston, where she has worked with pregnant inmates for many years. Last year, she approached then interim Director of General Nursing...
10/20/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections will hold its 17th annual Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, October 26th, beginning at 4 p.m. in the 2nd floor Conference Room of the main administration building, located at 40 Howard Ave., Cranston. During the ceremony, the...
10/20/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) will host a delegation of criminal investigators from the Republic of Georgia on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. The visit has been facilitated through Chief Anthony J. Silva and the Department of Public Safety’s Rhode Island Municipal Police...
10/19/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is pleased to announce its Fall 2010 Media Day to be held on Friday, December 10th, from 9:30 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...