Thursday, April 22, 2010, 9:30 a.m.
CRANSTON, R.I. - March 26, 2010 - The Rhode Island Department of Corrections and Justice Assistance is pleased to announce the dedication formally declaring the men's Intake Service Center the Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center. The dedication will take place on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 9:30 a.m., and is by invitation only. A portrait and plaque will be unveiled at the brief ceremony, and Representative Deborah Ruggiero, who sponsored the legislation declaring the facility the Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center, will present the original bill.
The Intake Service Center is located on the John O. Pastore Complex in Cranston and processes nearly 18,000 admissions per year. It serves as the state's only male jail facility and is the largest facility on the complex with a capacity of 1,118 and an average population in 2009 of 1,051.
The late Anthony P. Travisono, formerly of Jamestown, R.I., served as Director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections from July 1, 1972, until August 2, 1974. He was the first director in the department's history. He passed away on April 4, 2009.
Members of the press may attend by contacting Tracey E. Zeckhausen, Chief of Information and Public Relations, at (401) 462-2609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.