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.
A conversation with U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Scott Stump explores the critical important of workforce development…Read More
As April comes to a close, so does Second Chance Month, a time designated to focus attention on the millions of people returning from prison or jail each year. Ensuring their reentry back into communities is safe and successful matters to everyone. So it’s heartening to reflect on the momentum that now exists, and begin defining the future of reentry.Read More
A conversation with U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Scott Stump explores the critical important of workforce development training for students in the juvenile justice system.Read More
Reentering the community can be a jarring experience. STRIVE, a San Diego-based organization, demonstrates how job readiness programs can have a life-changing impact.Read More
Corrections leaders are facing unprecedented questions about an already challenging issue.Read More