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Cranston's Robert Catlow Promoted to Chief Inspector

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:30:00 GMT

Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of Robert J. Catlow of Cranston, R.I., a 26-year veteran of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, to Chief Inspector, heading up the Office of Inspections. The Director notes, "Bob Catlow combines experience and credibility in



RIDOC's Probation and Parole Unit and Day One Partner on Training: Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:30:00 GMT

The Rhode Island Department of Corrections will hold a training for its adult probation and parole staff, adult counselors, and partners from community service agencies on Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation on Friday, September 14, at the Philip W. Noel Judicial Complex (Kent County...



Lloyd Hedges of Rumford, RI, to be Honored for 50 Years of Service

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:45:00 GMT

On Tuesday, September 2nd, Lloyd Hedges will enter his 51st year of service as a Correctional Officer with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. Colleagues, family, and friends will honor Lloyd at a celebration of this important anniversary on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at the...



Second Annual Rallies for Recovery Held at RIDOC in Recognition of National Recovery Month

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:15:00 GMT

In recognition of National Recovery Month, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH), and the Rhode Island Recovery Month Coalition will host the second annual Rallies for Recovery, beginning...



A Unique Quilt Promotes Healing for Incarcerated Women in Recovery

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 17:45:00 GMT

Minimum Security inmate Tina was in the prison library contemplating a theme for a recovery quilt she and others in the Providence Center's substance abuse treatment program had been asked to work on when she noticed a book on the floor about butterflies and another on the shelf about insects. "It...



Corrections Director A.T. Wall Announces New Chief Legal Counsel: Kathleen Kelly of Narragansett, RI, Promoted

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 19:00:00 GMT

Rhode Island Department of Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of former Senior Legal Counsel Kathleen Kelly of Narragansett, R.I., to Chief Legal Counsel. Ms. Kelly replaces Patricia Coyne-Fague who was recently promoted to Assistant Director of Administration....



Corrections Director A.T. Wall Announces New Inspector - Roy Wells of Warwick

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:30:00 GMT

Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the appointment of Roy Wells of Warwick, R.I., as Inspector in the Rhode Island Department of Corrections' Office of Inspections. Wells has been a member of the Providence Police Department for 25 years, the last eight as a detective in the...



South Kingstown Resident Taylor Campbell, Daughter of the RIDOC's Mary-Anne Campbell Receives Susan M. Hunter Scholarship from the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA)

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:00:00 GMT

On Wednesday, July 25th, at 3 p.m., Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II will present Taylor Campbell of South Kingstown with a $1,000 Susan M. Hunter Scholarship Award on behalf of the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA), of which he is President. The annual award is...



Greenville Resident Lauren Piccoli, Daughter of RIDOC's Geno Piccoli Receives Susan M. Hunter Scholarship from the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA)

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:00:00 GMT

On Wednesday, July 11, at 11 a.m., Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II will present Lauren Piccoli with a $500 Susan M. Hunter Scholarship Award on behalf of the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA), of which he is President. The annual award is available to children of...



Institutional Chaplain Motivated by Changing Lives

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 17:00:00 GMT

Just a few short years ago, RIDOC Institutional Chaplain the Rev. Carson Byers, originally from Dallas, Texas, was working for an international portrait company based in Houston. His position as a sales representative and trainer for the company's Northeast region, headquartered in upstate N.Y.,...



Corrections Director A.T. Wall Announces new Assistant Director: Elizabeth Earls to Serves as AD for Rehabilitative Services

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:45:00 GMT

After an extensive selection process, Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Earls of South Kingstown, R.I., as Assistant Director of Rehabilitative Services. She replaces 33-year Department veteran Roberta Richman, who retired at the end of June. For...



Susan Lamkins Promoted to Programming Services Officer by Director Wall

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:00:00 GMT

Corrections Director A.T. Wall II is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan Lamkins of Fairhaven, Mass., as Programming Services Officer. She has served as his Administrative Assistant/Confidential Secretary since the fall of 2008 and has been in her role in an acting capacity since last June....



Celebration of 33-year RIDOC Veteran Roberta Richman

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:15:00 GMT

The remarkable 33-year career of Assistant Director for Rehabilitative Services Roberta Richman will be honored and celebrated tomorrow, June 26, 2012, beginning with a tree planting ceremony outside of the new Women's Bernadette Minimum Security Facility at 12:30. In addition to the tree planting,



RIDOC Stress Team Quietly Responds to the Needs of Employees and Families in a Stressful Environment

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:30:00 GMT

Stress is a natural by-product of working in the field of corrections. Correctional professionals work both behind prison walls and within our communities with those whom the rest of society has marginalized and largely ignores. Their work often goes unrecognized and some of what they see and...



RIDOC K-9 Robbie and RIDOC Investigators Find 4 Grams of Heroin on Rte. 10

Fri, 25 May 2012 17:15:00 GMT

Thanks to the diligence of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections' Special Investigations Unit, four grams of heroin â€" with a prison value of almost $2,000 â€" have been confiscated and won't land in the hands of a drug user or dealer. It was last Tuesday, May 15, when a Minimum Security...



Corrections Director A.T. Wall Announces New Assistant Director: Patricia Coyne-Fague of Glocester, R.I., Promoted to Assistant Director, Administrative Services

Wed, 16 May 2012 20:00:00 GMT

Rhode Island Department of Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall II has announced the promotion of former Chief Legal Counsel Patricia Coyne-Fague of Glocester, R.I., to Assistant Director of Administrative Services. Ms. Coyne-Fague had been serving in that role in an acting capacity since the...



The RIDOC Observes National Women's Health Week

Tue, 15 May 2012 20:15:00 GMT

In observance of National Women's Health Week, a weeklong health observance supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health, the RIDOC has arranged for a variety of activities and lectures in the Women's Facilities throughout the week ending on Friday, May...



K-9 Frankie Dies Unexpectedly After Nine Years of Loyal Service

Wed, 09 May 2012 14:00:00 GMT

With much sadness, Assistant Director for Institutions and Operations David McCauley shared the news with Rhode Island Department of Corrections personnel Last Friday that Frankie, Correctional Officer Anthony Lucca's K-9, had passed away unexpectedly. Frankie showed signs of sickness on Thursday...



Toastmasters Program Brings Public Speaking Education to RIDOC Inmates

Thu, 03 May 2012 13:30:00 GMT

Toastmasters couldn't ask for a more enthusiastic instructor to bring the public speaking program Speechcraft inside the walls of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections than Ed Skurka DTM and his team of six Toastmasters. All are RIDOC volunteers. Skurka, who has his own business teaching...



Fifty-six Graduate From Nine-Week Correctional Officer Training Academy

Tue, 01 May 2012 19:00:00 GMT

Forty-four men and twelve women graduated from the Rhode Island Department of Corrections' Correctional Officer Training Academy Class 79 on Friday, April 20th, at 2 p.m. in Rhode Island College's Gaige Hall. Those receiving special awards include: Class Valedictorian â€" Danielle M. Gelinas;...