CRANSTON, R.I. – June 1, 2007 – Corrections Director A.T. Wall II is pleased to announce that Michele Auger of Lincoln, R.I., has been promoted to Deputy Warden of our Medium Security facilities: John J. Moran (Medium I), the Department’s largest sentenced institution, and the Donald Price Facility (Medium II). Virtually all of Rhode Island’s sentenced inmates, including those moving down through the system and those moving back up, spend time in the medium level facilities. Both security and programming are key to the success of these institutions.
Ms. Auger’s long record of service to the Department of Corrections dates back to 1989 when she joined the RIDOC as a Correctional Officer at the Intake Service Center. Over the years, her superiors have consistently recognized her talents through a series of steady promotions. After four years as a C.O. at Intake, Ms. Auger joined the RIDOC Training Academy as a Correctional Officer Training Instructor, a position she held for five years. In 1998, she became a Correctional Officer Lieutenant in the Women’s Division, a position she held for eight years. During her years at Women’s she also served as the Acting Work Release Program Supervisor from 1999-2000. In March of last year, Ms. Auger went to Maximum Security as a Correctional Officer Captain, and she became Acting Deputy Warden back in the Women’s Division in September. In addition to her regular duties, she has served as a member of the Department’s Crisis Intervention Team since 1994.
Ms. Auger served for 30 years in the United States Army/Rhode Island Army National Guard, achieving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Four. She is a Vietnam Era Veteran and served as a Staff Counter Intelligence Officer in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She is the recipient of a Meritorious Service Medal, a Joint Service Commendation Medal, and an Army Commendation Medal. She is a member of the National Guard Association of Rhode Island, the Women’s Military Memorial Foundation, and the Military Order of Foreign Wars.
Ms. Auger holds a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Roger Williams University and an Associates of Technical Studies (in Corrections) from CCRI.