State Government Press Releases

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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...
08/05/2010
For the approximately 20 Correctional Officer candidates with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, this summer has become very busy and somewhat arduous. The candidates began their nine-week training on July 26th and will graduate on September 24, 2010. All of the candidates went through...
08/05/2010
On Friday, August 6th, at 1 p.m., Corrections Director A.T. Wall II will present Greenville resident Lauren Piccoli with the Susan M. Hunter Scholarship Award on behalf of the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA). Lauren is the daughter of Probation and Parole Officer Geno...
08/05/2010
Thousands of high school and middle school students from across the state have come to prison – not as inmates, but as visitors to the Special Community Outreach Education (SCORE) Program and the DUI-focused Zero Fatalities Project presentation. Both programs are designed with public safety and...
07/01/2010
A graduation ceremony was held on Wednesday, June 24th, in a Rhode Island Department of Corrections conference room to celebrate the completion of the 12-week training of Johnston (RI) K-9 Bono. Bono, a German Shepherd, and his handler, Johnston K-9 Officer Philip Viens, were trained by the RIDOC’...
06/09/2010
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 11th and June 21st, 2010. During these spring graduation...