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“This labor agreement will help to ensure that the brave members of the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association are fairly compensated for their tremendous contributions to our state,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said
The Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union stated that closing MCI-Concord or any other prison “will burden our already violent and dangerous prisons”
“The state needs to do more to support the correctional officers and civilians that walk into these facilities every day to help keep us all safe, not overcrowd them or shut them down,” State Assemblyman D. Billy Jones said
Union highlights significant wage gap for “under-appreciated, undervalued and misunderstood” probation officers compared to NYPD, correction staff
BOP’s regional office announced the 25% retention pay employees have received since early 2022 will be discontinued at the end of the year
The union said the attack is “directly related” to decisions made by department leadership to double bunk housing units in Maleng Regional Justice Center
The union said COs at four state prisons are having trouble managing high-risk prisoners who are benefiting from a new law enacted in 2022 that provides inmates with more recreation time
One union called the potential action a “slap in the face for the heroes who put their lives on the line every day”
The union said 115 staff members would be affected by the closure of Larch and that the majority accepted positions at other DOC facilities or state agencies
Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center wants to add 26 detention officers and increase pay to combat overtime expenses and reduce officer burnout
Union says the plan to close the Larch Corrections Center “will harm workers, incarcerated individuals and their families”
COs, inmate activists ask for better conditions amid concerns over reduced social time, extreme heat and retaliation fears
Union president for COs jokes that “everything runs off duct tape and band-aids” in the understaffed prison with failing infrastructure
The new contract, which requires union and legislature approval, also includes a $1,200 health and wellness stiped in 2023 and 2024
Officials asked for more staff after a High Desert State inmate was fatally stabbed with a prison-made shank by another prisoner who escaped his separation cage
The Uniformed Officers Coalition includes unions that represent correction officers, rank-and-file firefighters, and NYPD sergeants, captains and lieutenants
In the unit where one of the attacks took place, there is one officer for every 64 inmates and officers routinely work 16 hour shifts, the union said
The plan had surprised the union and even drew criticism from justice reformers
Teamsters Local 839 wants access to the jail to meet with their employees to investigate complaints
Expansion of the Heart and Lung Act will add park rangers, some corrections employees, port and housing police and university officers
Union presses prison officials to make necessary repairs to ensure the N.C. federal prison is a safe working environment
President of the Assistant Deputy Wardens/Deputy Wardens Association calls the plan “unfair, unequal and devastating”
The contract gives the county right to hire up to 13 part-time COs, which will “substantially cut down on overtime”
“We are concerned for the interim sheriff’s health, wellbeing, and ability to perform his required duties”
537 officers will receive between $9.56 for a single missed lunch up to $1,223 for 128 missed lunches
As of Nov. 1, the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision reported 1,231 assaults on staff
The CO suffered a broken eye socket and other injuries; the CO union continues to argue against a bill to ban solitary confinement in the city’s jails
“If I punch any one of you in your face and break your orbital, you’re not coming to work the next day. That’s our reality every single day,” a CO official said
COs were assaulted when they responded to a gang-related altercation between prisoners that occurred in an open area inside the facility