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Correctional officers union blames RIDOC director for recent prison violence

CRANSTON – The Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers on Monday blasted the  R.I. Department of Corrections leadership in the wake of several inmate...

6 ACI staff members recovering after assault at medium security facility

CRANSTON – Six Adult Correctional Institutions staff members at the John J. Moran Medium Security Facility were injured Sunday when an inmate assaulted two...
GIVING CREDIT: Rhode Island College, along with the University of Rhode Island and the Community College of Rhode Island, is being required to establish ways of awarding academic credit for students who participate in registered apprenticeship programs.
COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

New law: R.I. public colleges must plan for apprenticeships

A new state law requires public higher education institutions to establish ways of awarding academic credit to students who participate in registered apprenticeship programs. “These...

Mass. man to serve 5 years in prison for manufacturing ghost...

PROVIDENCE – A Roxbury, Mass., man was sentenced to serve five years in state prison for manufacturing ghost guns inside a city apartment in...

Are proposed changes to Rhode Island’s state and congressional district maps...

Rhode Island’s Special Commission on Reapportionment on Jan. 12 approved new redistricting maps that would keep all 113 incumbent legislators in their existing districts. The...

Correctional officer overtime fuels spike in state workers making $100K or...

PROVIDENCE – The number of state workers who made $100,000 or more increased 21 percent over three years, to 2,336 in 2018 from 1,936...

Bloomberg visits ACI to learn about R.I.’s medication-assisted treatment program

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s national reputation for its innovative approach to curbing opioid-addiction deaths using medication-assisted treatment at the R.I. Department of Corrections attracted...
A 2016 PROGRAM screening state inmates for opioid use disorder and medication-assisted treatment has been linked to a 61 percent decrease in inmate overdose deaths. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Study: ACI addiction-treatment program linked to 61% fewer inmate overdose deaths

PROVIDENCE – A $2 million launch in 2016 of the nation's first program screening all of a state’s inmates for opioid use disorder to...

Wall: ACI job training ‘here to stay’

During his 31-year tenure with the R.I. Department of Corrections – 18 as director – A.T. Wall helped prioritize job placement and preparation programs...
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