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RIDOC to Hold Spring 2011 Media Day June 17th New Women’s Facility to be Featured

The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is pleased to announce its Spring 2011 Media Day to be held on Friday, June 17th, from 10:30 a.m. until approximately noon. Space is limited, so members of the media are urged to mark their calendars and reserve their spot as soon as possible.

The day will begin with a gathering in the New Women’s Facility, where guests will be greeted by Director Ashbel T. Wall, Assistant Director of Institutions and Operations David McCauley, Warden Carole Dwyer, and Chief of Information and Public Relations Tracey E. Zeckhausen. A tour of the new facility, which houses Medium Security and Awaiting Trial female inmates, will take place. The group will then be transported to Maximum Security, the state’s oldest prison, for a brief tour.

Attendance at the Spring Media Day must be confirmed by Friday, June 10th. Proper dress and ID are required. The tentative schedule for the day is as follows:

10:30 a.m. – Gathering at the New Women’s Facility with Director Wall and others. 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. – Tour of the New Women’s Facility 11:20 – noon – Tour of Maximum Security noon – Return Intake to pick up personal vehicles

While it is not the purpose of Media Day to provide opportunity for stock footage, b-roll, or sound, we will allow a limited amount of that if it is arranged in advance and does not detract from the tours or cause a deviation from the tight schedule outlined above.

To reserve a spot for the Spring 2011 Media Day, please contact Tracey E. Zeckhausen, Chief of Information and Public Relations, at (401) 462-2609 or In order to register, you must submit your date of birth so that a routine background check can be completed prior to entering the facilities.

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