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Five Questions With: Linda Hurley

Linda Hurley, president and CEO of CODAC Behavioral Healthcare, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Aquidneck Rally 4 Recovery committee Sept. 8...

RWU dean receives Success Value Award from ARISE

JAMIE E. SCURRY, dean of the School of Continuing Studies at Roger Williams University, was recently presented with the Success Value Award from the...
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...
EFFECTING CHANGE: Judith Savage, Roger Williams University School of Law distinguished juris in residence, created an educational forum on mass incarceration that led to the rewriting of seven state probation and parole laws to prioritize correctional methods other than incarceration. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RWU mass incarceration forum leads to updated probation, parole laws

It was “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” by Michelle Alexander, that led Judith Savage to build a forum...

Miriam Hospital wins federal grant to study post-incarceration opioid treatment

PROVIDENCE — Miriam Hospital has been awarded a federal $215,157 National Institutes of Health grant to study an innovative opioid addiction program for incarcerated...
RHODE ISLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin worked with the U.S. Department of Justice to reach a settlement in an employment discrimination lawsuit that was brought agaisnt the R.I. Department of Corrections. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDOC, DOJ settle correctional officer employment discrimination suit

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with Rhode Island and the R.I. Department of Corrections to resolve a lawsuit alleging...
ABOVE, THE DECEMBER GRADUATES of the Pivot the Hustle Career Readiness Program of Roger Williams University with Adriana I. Dawson. The program provides contemporary workforce preparation for minimum-security inmates in work release. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES

R.I. inmates transition into workforce with Pivot the Hustle program

PROVIDENCE – On Wednesday, a cohort of nine men will graduate from “Pivot the Hustle,” a program based at Roger Williams University that helps...
CLEAN AND GREEN: Nat Harris washes The Compost Plant's truck after food scraps were dumped on a compost pile at Earth Care Farm in Charlestown. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will R.I. be ready for mandate on composting?

Rhode Island may not be ready for a new statewide composting law that goes into effect Jan. 1, with two needed food-waste-to-energy facilities yet...
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