State Government Press Releases

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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...
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 was...
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....