26 June RiCI Implements Bee-Keeping Program June 26, 2017 By ODRC Institutions, Richland Correctional Institution (RiCI) RiCI, Bee-Keeping, North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Queen Right Colonies, Job Training 0 Recently, the staff and offenders at Richland Correctional Institution have implemented a Bee-Keeping program. A grant provided by the North-End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) was instrumental in the development of this program. Funds from the grant were used towards purchasing essential equipment, to include bee suits, veils, and other essential hive maintenance tools. Currently, three bee hives are in place that are being maintained by a group of RiCI offenders. The Bee Keeping program is a 10 week program (five weeks of classroom training, five weeks of direct bee-keeping). The RiCI offenders and staff are grateful to the Queen Right Colonies (provided the bees), NECIC and Lorain Correctional Institution, which previously granted RiCI staff the opportunity to benchmark the Bee-Keeping program at that facility. The proposal for this program was approved by former RiCI Warden Margaret Bradshaw, and the program now has the full support of current RiCI Warden, Dave Marquis. The Bee Keeping program is a reintegration based program, eligible to offenders assigned to RiCI’s reintegration unit. This program is the most recent addition to an extensive list of job training opportunities that’s available to offenders at Richland Correctional. Related LorCI Bee Keeping Program and Reception Reform RICI Applauds Recent CDL Graduates Offender Led Program has Participants Feeling “WHOLE” RiCI Celebrates SMART Graduation RiCI Continues In2Work Success RCI's Going Home for Good Program Comments are closed.