State Government Press Releases

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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...
06/08/2010
Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall has announced the appointment of John (Jack) Ward of Pawtucket, R.I., as the Department’s new Intake Services Coordinator. A 20-year veteran of the Department, Mr. Ward has proven his merits during his long tenure in that role in an acting capacity. Prior to...
06/08/2010
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections has been selected to become a Pilot Site for a U.S. Department of Justice Reentry Information Sharing Project. Rhode Island is only one of two states in the nation (the other is Maryland) afforded this opportunity. This initiative allows Rhode Island to...
05/20/2010
Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of Robert J. Catlow of Cranston, a 23-year veteran of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, to Inspector in the Office of Inspections. Director Wall notes, “Bob Catlow has been capably performing in an acting capacity and...
05/10/2010
Rhode Island College graduate student Jill MacCormack had the necessary skill set and Probation & Parole Officer Adrienne McGowan had the clients in need of help. As an intern with the Pawtucket Adult Probation & Parole Office, Jill devised a curriculum for an Employment Readiness Group and...
05/06/2010
Assistant Director of Rehabilitative Services Roberta Richman has announced the promotion of West Kingston’s Kerri Ann Skwirz, a ten-year veteran of the Department, to Coordinator of Counseling, effective May 24th. Ms. Skwirz has been an Adult Counselor with the Department since 2000. Ms....
05/06/2010
Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of Walter Falkowski of Coventry, a 24-year veteran of the Department, to Security Specialist. Formerly a Correctional Officer in the men’s Maximum Security Facility, Falkowski is now assigned to the John J. Moran Medium Security...
04/16/2010
Medical Program Director Dr. Michael Fine has announced the promotion of Woonsocket’s Gordon Bouchard, a 15-year veteran of the Department, to General Director of Nursing Services. Mr. Bouchard was recently honored in the annual Departmental Awards Ceremony for his role as a member of the...