State Government Press Releases

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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 Academy...
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...
10/04/2010
Seventeen men and women graduated from the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ Correctional Officer Training Academy Class 78 on Friday, September 24th, at Rhode Island College’s Sapinsley Hall. Those receiving special awards include: Class Valedictorian – Darryl R. Palana; Physical Fitness...
09/21/2010
Seventeen men and women will graduate from the Rhode Island Department of Correction’s Correctional Officer Training Academy Class 78 on Friday, September 24th, at 2 p.m. at Rhode Island College’s Sapinsley Hall in Providence. The traditional “Inspection of the Graduates” by Corrections...
09/21/2010
Emergency Responder and Correctional Officer Lieutenant Robert C. Sayles, of Johnston, R.I., recently completed Homeland Security training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, AL. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal...
09/20/2010
Thousands of high school and middle school students from across the state have come to prison – not as inmates, but as visitors to the DUI-focused Zero Fatalities Project presentation. Co-led by Assistant Attorney General Jay Sullivan and RIDOC’s Chief of Information and Public Relations Tracey...
09/17/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) will host Bahamian Prison Officials Tuesday through Thursday, September 28-30th, 2010. The visit has been facilitated through the Rhode Island National Guard’s State Partnership Program (SPP). The National Guard’s SPP links US states with...
09/02/2010
Cheryl Lopes of Providence, PhD., CCHP, Public Health Education Specialist with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, has earned professional certification in the field of correctional health care, effective October 1, 2010. Dr. Lopes is a research psychologist by training and has been...
08/18/2010
Assistant Director of Rehabilitative Services Roberta Richman is pleased to announce that Lauranne Howard of Smithfield has become the RIDOC’s Substance Abuse Coordinator, replacing Larry McDonald who retired in the spring. Ms. Howard has been in her new role since early May and brings many years...
08/10/2010
When Cranston City Councilman Robert Pelletier first heard about the oil crisis in the Gulf, he was inspired to look for ways to help. A Technical Support Leader for the Department of Administration employed at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, he immediately thought of all the hair that...