Zero Fatalities Project
What is the Zero Fatalities Project?
The Zero Fatalities Project (ZFP) is a public safety initiative aimed at raising awareness of the devastating consequences of underage drinking and other forms of reckless driving. In April of 2008, a letter signed by Rhode Island’s Corrections Director A.T. Wall and Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch went to high school principals in the state inviting their schools’ participation in the program during the spring 2008 prom and graduation season. The initiative involves busing students from schools across the state to the John J. Moran Medium Security Facility at the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) to attend panel sessions of preselected inmates doing long sentences for DUI and reckless driving-related offenses. The panelists speak candidly about their crimes, the effects of their poor choices, and their incarceration. A victim family member speaks at each session about the tragic effects these crashes have upon those whose loved ones are killed or permanently injured.
The Zero Fatalities Project presentations, which can accommodate groups of up to 100, can be scheduled on Wednesday mornings beginning at 9 a.m. Those interested in booking a session are invited to call or e-mail Susan Lamkins using the information below. (A reservation form, along with directions and the Visitor Dress Code will be emailed upon registration.)
Programming Services Officer
Office of the Director
State of Rhode Island Department of Corrections
40 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
The registration form can also be cut out and photocopied from this brochure. Sessions must be booked at least two weeks in advance and groups are encouraged to arrive at the facility 15 minutes to a half hour prior to the session’s start time to allow for processing at the front desk. Students must be middle school age or older, and the full name and date of birth of all adults attending and an approximate count of minors must be listed on the registration form.
2016 - 2017 Project Calendar
- December 7, 2016 (65 attendees)
- January 25, 2017 (100 attendees)
- February 8, 2017 (100 attendees)
- March 22, 2017 (15 attendees)
- April 26, 2017 (100 attendees)
- May 10, 2017 (100 attendees)