State Government Press Releases

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03/22/2010
On Wednesday, February 24, 2010, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections honored 34 of its own staff members and eight “friends” in the annual Employee Awards Ceremony. The following individuals were recognized: • JOHN J. MORAN AWARD – to honor a staff member from the Division of...
12/17/2009
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 newer DUI-focused Zero Fatalities Project presentation. Both programs are designed with public safety...
12/09/2009
It’s the American way to over-indulge during the holidays, but for three Rhode Island Department of Corrections employees who have shed over 100 pounds each after having gastric bypass surgery, portions will be small just as they must be any other time of the year. It was when he had to...
12/09/2009
On a recent Monday afternoon at the invitation of Teresa Smith, Adult Probation & Parole Supervisor with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, and Westerly Police Chief Edward A. Mello, an interdisciplinary team of professionals in law enforcement and social services gathered in a conference...
12/08/2009
Stress is a natural by-product of working in corrections. Corrections is at the tail end of the criminal justice system, and corrections professionals work behind prison walls with those whom the rest of society has marginalized and largely ignores. Their work often goes unrecognized and some of...
11/18/2009
Every Monday and Thursday for the past nine weeks, about a dozen men at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections have spent two hours in a Minimum Security classroom with instructor Larry Walsh of Pawtucket for practical instruction on how to run their own business. To earn a spot in Walsh’s M.Y....
11/09/2009
Corrections Director A.T. Wall II has posted the following message on the Rhode Island Department of Corrections Intranet site He has also requested that all managers post it in public areas and that shift commanders read it at roll call. "Veterans’ Day is an opportunity for all of us to...
11/09/2009
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections announces free training opportunities on the Rhode Island VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) system on Tuesday, November 17th, at the South Kingstown Police Department Conference Room, 1790 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI, and on Wednesday,
10/19/2009
Rhode Island Department of Corrections will hold its 16th annual Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, October 20th, 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...
10/09/2009
October 21st, 2009, is a significant day for Warwick’s Dennis Papa -- it marks the 50th anniversary of his first day on the job with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. To commemorate that important date in his personal history, Dennis will return to the RIDOC for a tour of the Donald...