Art Connection - Rhode Island Donates Original Works of Art to Nonprofit Organizations
October 10, 2012 - 1:45pm

 

Art Connection - Rhode Island’s donation of original art adorns the walls of OpenDoors' new facility for the appreciation of residents and visitors alike. Local artists, who understand that access to art improves the environment and well-being of the community, donated the art.  This gift will remain on permanent display at OpenDoors for years to come.

U.S. Attorney Neronha promotes efforts to keep ex-convicts out of prison
June 16, 2011 - 11:37am

By John Hill

PROVIDENCE — Most of the time, as the federal government’s chief prosecutor for Rhode Island, U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha spends his day trying to put criminals in prison. Wednesday, he was talking about how to keep them from returning.

Neronha and his staff were in Providence and Cranston talking about efforts by state and federal agencies as well as nonprofit social-service groups and churches that were working to help newly released prison inmates adjust to life after incarceration.

RI Ex-convicts Find Job Search Difficult
August 26, 2010 - 11:33am

She’d gone to Gillette Stadium with three friends, four among hundreds looking for jobs at the Patriots’ home turf. When Freeman’s turn came, the woman at the employment table was more and more encouraging as she went through Freeman’s application.

“It’s ‘Yes, yes, yes, then, oh… wait,’ ” Freeman recalled when the reviewer hit the page where she’d noted her drug conviction. “ ‘What does this say? You have a felony?’ ”

The woman was very nice, Freeman said, almost encouraging, but in the end, “she said, ‘I’d love to, but I can’t.’ ”

Senate Commission Recommends Decriminalization of Marijuana
March 17, 2010 - 12:16pm

By Katherine Gregg

Journal State House Bureau

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A state Senate commission has recommended the decriminalization of an ounce or less of marijuana.

Projo: Senate panel may urge decriminalizing marijuana possession
March 4, 2010 - 11:29am

01:00 AM EST on Monday, March 1, 2010

By KATHERINE GREGG
Journal State House Bureau

PROVIDENCE — When it wraps up its 3 1/2-month inquiry later this week, a Senate panel is expected to recommend decriminalizing possession of relatively small amounts of marijuana.

Projo Editorial Board: Decriminalize pot
February 9, 2010 - 12:01pm

Tues Feb. 9, 2010

Projo Editorial Board:

Projo: Measure would ease marijuana penalties
February 4, 2010 - 2:50pm

By Katherine Gregg

Journal State House Bureau

Nick Horton is a member of the Special Senate Commission studying the decriminalization of marijuana.

The Providence Journal / Connie Grosch

Duo Pushes Rhode Island to Decriminalize Pot
February 3, 2010 - 4:04pm

Originally published in the Wall Street Journal.

Since Right to Vote in 2006, Over 6,000 Formerly Disenfranchised Rhode Islanders Have Registered to Vote.
January 6, 2010 - 4:42pm

R.I. Change on Voting Rights for Ex-Convicts Wins Praise
By John Hill, Projo

July 30: PROVIDENCE — On Election Night in 2006, Marc Maurer was interested in the results from Kansas because he had a sister-in-law running for office out there, but the returns he checked every 10 minutes were out of Rhode Island.

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