As part of the Face to Face initiative, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo visited the John J. Moran Facility along with Department of Corrections Director A.T. Wall. Raimondo toured several programs offered at the medium-security prison, including an online GED program and medication-assisted treatment and counseling programs. Throughout the tour, she paused to speak one-on-one with program participants and corrections officers alike.
“When people leave prison to return home, we should be giving them a fair chance to become integral parts of our communities. To me, reentry means fairness and opportunity,” said Gov. Raimondo during the visit.
Soon after the governor’s Face to Face visit, Rhode Island began the process of implementing comprehensive criminal justice legislation that had been passed with bipartisan support and signed by Gov. Raimondo in 2017. This legislation included measures to foster more objective decision-making in judicial decisions and supervision practices, expand benefits for victims of crime, and create more structured sentencing protocols for certain crimes.
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