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Name: Rhode Island. Dept. of Corrections

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The mission of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) is to contribute to public safety by maintaining a balanced correctional system of institutional and community programs that provide a range of control and rehabilitative options for criminal offenders. Our Guiding Operational Philosophy includes maintaining appropriate safe, secure, and humane correctional environments while providing for community-based management, supervision, and intervention services for criminal offenders.

The RIDOC provides a comprehensive correctional program for all adult offenders requiring incarceration or other forms of supervision. The population under Departmental jurisdiction includes all pretrial detainees, sentenced inmates, and offenders on probation, parole and home confinement. The Department’s primary objective is the operation of a full and balanced correctional system, which is consistent with public safety and reflects the use of public resources. The two major programmatic components of the Department are institutional corrections and community corrections. Institutional facilities consist of the Intake Service Center (awaiting trial male population), High Security Center, Maximum Security, John J. Moran and Donald Price Medium Security Facilities, Minimum Security, and Women’s Facilities, as well as all associated support services (such as Health Care Services, Food Services, Transport, Maintenance, etc.). Community corrections currently includes Home Confinement, Probation and Parole. Central Management, which provides support to RIDOC’s facilities and programs, includes necessary administrative activities of the RIDOC such as procurement, budgeting, personnel administration, etc.

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