April 15, 2022

The testimony of DOC Director Coyne-Fague in favor of “restrictive housing” (aka solitary confinement)

“I do not see room for common ground on this bill,” said Director Coyne-Fague under questioning from...

November 15, 2021

Lawsuit challenges ACI prisoner’s eight months in solitary confinement for free speech activity

“I spoke out against conditions at the ACI and I was punished with almost eight months in...

June 4, 2021

During pandemic, RIDOC Director never visited correctional facilities under her supervision

“…I had asked how often she gets into the cellblocks,” said Katherine Molloy, who toured the facilities...

February 1, 2021

Decarcerate Now rallies for the release of incarcerated persons during Covid outbreak

“Take control over your guards! Tell them to do their job! Roll the tape so you can...

December 21, 2020

A statement from the Decarcerate NOW Coalition, in response to DOC Director Coyne Fague

“Raimondo, Coyne-Fague, Neronha, Alexander-Scott: do you understand that the lives of incarcerated people matter?”...

December 16, 2020

OpEd: DARE speaks out on COVID Crisis at the ACI

“It is clear that the denial of even the few comforts available to our loved ones was...

December 2, 2020

Public Defender petitions RI Supreme Court to end cash bail amid ACI Covid spike

Dr Jennifer Clarke, the now former medical programs director at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, added...

May 19, 2020

COVID-19 cases have exploded at the Wyatt; Is the ACI next? State officials say no…

“We’ve tested all the workers, all the inmates,” said Governor Gina Raimondo at Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing....

April 9, 2020

Governor Raimondo “aware” that COVID-19 causes stress for the loved ones of inmates at ACI

“It is 10 times more stressful now because I have said you can’t visit and because there’s...

March 24, 2020

Corrections Director speaks about prison conditions, possible reductions in census under COVID-19

“We are encouraging judges to use home confinement for example, where they can, where people are eligible...