One of the original thirteen colonies, Rhode Island is the smallest state but, thanks to the Providence metropolitan area, is the second most densely populated. It has the distinction of being the only predominantly Catholic state in the country, as well as having the highest percentage of Portuguese Americans.

Police and Punishment

The Rhode Island Sheriff's Department, a statewide law enforcement agency, is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the country, having been established in 1663. Organized by county, the sheriffs are responsible for judicial and courthouse security, ...

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