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 partner countries for the purpose of supporting security cooperation objectives for respective combatant commanders. Rhode Island has had a bi-lateral relationship with the Commonwealth of the Bahamas since 2005.
Bahamian prison officials are striving to improve the conditions of their prisons. The visit is intended to allow officials from both countries the opportunity to develop better techniques for managing a correctional department by sharing ideas and experiences about prison security and operations.
An intensive three-day, eight-hour schedule was created by the RIDOC to accommodate the Bahamian officials’ requests. The delegation will tour the John J. Moran Medium Security Facility, Minimum Security, Maximum Security, and the Anthony P. Travisono Intake Service Center. Topics to be addressed during the visit include, but are not limited to, basic operations, food service, training, illegal alien procedures, emergency planning, and rehabilitative services.
Members of the press who are interested in covering the visit should call Tracey Zeckhausen, Chief of Information and Public Relations, at (401) 462-2609.