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GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE held a press conference on Thursday in which he brushed off questions about his flagging polling numbers, addressed why he dropped out of an upcoming election forum and denied personal involvement with the termination of state contract to operate COVID-19 testing sites that was held by a rival gubernatorial candidate's company. / SCREENSHOT COURTESY WJAR-TV

McKee brushes off low poll numbers, not debating until papers filed

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday brushed off questions about his flagging polling numbers, addressed why he dropped out of an upcoming...

ACLU: Judge orders release of juvenile offenders

The Rhode Island prison system has been ordered to release three inmates granted parole for crimes they committed when they were teenagers, according to...

Raimondo proposes cuts to Department of Corrections budget

CRANSTON – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has introduced a criminal justice reform package as part of her recommended fiscal year 2021 budget proposal, WLNE-TV...

Five Questions With: Leslie Bridgman

As CODAC Behavioral Healthcare’s director of correctional services, Leslie Bridgman oversees CODAC’s medication-assisted treatment program. Created four years ago, the MAT program gives inmates...

CODAC’s opioid treatment program at state corrections facilities earns national accreditation

PROVIDENCE – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare’s medication-assisted treatment program at the R.I. Department of Corrections has earned its three-year accreditation from the National Council on...

Solitary confinement of mentally ill inmates subject of class-action lawsuit

PROVIDENCE – On behalf of incarcerated Rhode Islanders with mental illnesses, attorneys on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit against the R.I. Department of Corrections...

CODAC to present at international conference on opioid dependence

CRANSTON – Representatives from CODAC Behavioral Healthcare are in Florida this week to make presentations at the 2019 American Association for the Treatment of...

CODAC introduces correctional center treatment program in Mass.

PROVIDENCE – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is venturing outside of Rhode Island by offering its adult correctional institution program in Massachusetts. By bringing the program to...

RIDOC medication-assisted treatment program discussed in new video

PROVIDENCE – Officials from the R.I. Department of Corrections can be seen in a new video outlining the department’s expansion of its medication-assisted treatment...

Student fundraiser to benefit children of imprisoned parents

PROVIDENCE – A group of Brown University students called “We are Railroad” has launched a GoFundMe campaign to provide books to children who have...

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