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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...
JAMES MANNI will be nominated for the position of superintendent of the R.I. State Police following the departure of Col. Ann C. Assumpico. / COURTESY TOWN OF NARRAGANSETT

Raimondo announces appointments to public safety leadership positions

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced two upcoming appointments and an immediate appointment for public safety leadership positions Thursday, naming appointees for superintendent...

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...

CODAC aids $1.5M expansion, evaluation of RIDOC MAT program

CRANSTON – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Brown University researchers a three-year, $1.5 million grant to expand and evaluate...

Jackson pleads nolo contendere to embezzlement, campaign finance charges

PROVIDENCE – Former City Councilman Kevin Jackson pleaded no contest to charges related to the unlawful appropriation and embezzlement of funds from the Providence...

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...

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