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Prison News | Rhode Island

Recent events, organized by category (below) or region/state (right), concerning the corrections industry in Rhode Island. Comments, suggestions and contributions (below) appreciated.


Education & Rehabilitation

Executions, Death Row & the Death Penalty

No recent news for Rhode Island in this category.

Gangs in Prison

No recent news for Rhode Island in this category.

Health & Medical Treatment

  • Psychiatry prof. talks health gaps in women’s prisons
    The criminal justice system must ensure both public safety and public health, said Jennifer Johnson, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior. But jails and prisons in the United States do not provide effective health care for their prisoners, especially women....[more]

  • Addiction recovery center opens in RI prison
    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) -- A new addiction recovery center is opening for imprisoned women in Rhode Island....[more]

Prison Classification, Placement, & Release

No recent news for Rhode Island in this category.

Prison Conditions & Corruption

  • Convicted ACI prison guard still collecting retirement pension
    PROVIDENCE — One of two former corrections officers convicted of assaulting and abusing inmates at the Adult Correctional Institutions continues to collect a retirement pension that pays him more than $4,000 — a month....[more]

Prison Life & Culture

No recent news for Rhode Island in this category.

Riots, Lockdowns & Escapes

  • RI prison locked down after threat found
    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's maximum security prison in Cranston was locked down for about 2½ hours after officials found a note threatening the killing of a correctional officer....[more]

Suicides in Prison

No recent news for Rhode Island in this category.

Workplace & Industry News, and Science & Tech News

  • What a Struggling Jail Means for Investors, Small Towns
    Rhode Island’s Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility has struggled since officials at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement pulled out their detainees in 2008, following the death of a Chinese national held there. That pullout happened shortly after the facility expanded to hold 770 detained people....[more]

  • R.I. Department of Corrections looking for female officers
    PROVIDENCE — The Department of Corrections wants to see more women in prison — as correctional officers, that is....[more]



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