RI DWI Program Matches Offenders and Victims With Students

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This program features an interview with the Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ Chief of Information and Public Relations Tracey Z. Poole discussing an innovative public safety initiative in which a panel of male and female offenders doing long sentences for DUI-Death Resulting crashes, along with a parent of a victim of such a crash, speak to student and parent groups in a prison visiting room about the devastating consequences of their choices.

Data generated from the program state that nearly half of participating students said they were a passenger in a vehicle operated by someone who had been drinking.

You can contact Ms. Poole at 401-462-2609 or at tracy.poole@doc.ri.gov.

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

Meta terms: crime, criminals, criminal justice, parole, probation, prison, drug treatment, reentry, sex offenders, domestic violence, anger management, corrections, high-risk offenders, GPS, satellite tracking,faith-based.

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