A.T. Wall, II, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, has announced the promotion of David McCauley of Johnston, R.I., to Assistant Director, Institutions and Operations. In this role, he will oversee the operation of the state’s eight correctional facilities. He replaces Nancy Bailey, who retired last fall.
“David hit the ground running and has performed very impressively over the past five months. He knows our Department from the ground up and has applied his extensive knowledge of the Adult Correctional Institutions to excel in his duties,” Director Wall noted in an email to all staff announcing the promotion. He continued, “He is highly regarded and respected for his long career here, his integrity and work ethic, his knowledge of policy and procedure, his good judgment and his dedication to this agency. The division will be in very good hands under his leadership.”
Mr. McCauley brings a wealth of experience from his twenty-nine years of service to the RIDOC. He began his career as a line Correctional Officer, working in Maximum and Minimum Securities for almost ten years. He was promoted to Lieutenant and, over the course of the next seven years, was a supervisor in the Intake Service Center, both Medium Security institutions, and Minimum. Promoted to Captain, he was the shift commander for over three years at the Intake Service Center, John J. Moran, and Donald Price Facilities. Following a four-year stint as Deputy Warden at Minimum and Warden for six years at our largest institutions (the Intake Service Center and the John J. Moran Facility as well as Donald Price) Director Wall asked him to act as Assistant Director for Institutions and Operations following Assistant Director Nancy Bailey’s retirement last November.