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New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association, Inc.

NYSCOPBA represents over 26,000 New York State employees and retirees from the Security Services Unit. Our Union was formed in May 1998 and since that time has provided superior representation to our membership under the independent and democratic model. Our Mission continued...

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 James Miller
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Press Releases & News

8/7/2015Merger of Law Firms- Release8/20/2015Orleans 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $6,500 For Crossroads House Release - Orleans Hub
7/15/2015Wallkill-Convicted Murderer Attacks CO - Media Release7/21/2015Security Officer and Social Worker Injured in Separate Assaults at Central NY Psychiatric Center -Media Release
7/7/2015Thank You Clinton, Franklin & Essex Counties7/9/2015Attica Inmate Attacks Officers With Baton - Media Release
6/30/2015President Power's Message to NBC News7/2/2015NYSCOPBA in the News (Clinton Escape) -Media Clips
6/16/2015UPDATE- Inmate Search6/25/2015President Power's Message: NYSCOPBA Still Searching
6/9/2015Search continues for two inmates - Release6/11/2015UPDATE- Inmate Search
5/28/2015President Powers at Greene CF w/ Gov. Cuomo - Press Release6/5/2015Officer Injured During Inmate Escape - Release
5/8/2015Fifth Security Member Attacked at CNYPC - Press Release5/20/2015Changes called for at Office of Mental Health - Press Release
4/28/2015NYSCOPBA Security Members Attacked by Inmate at CNYPC -Press Release5/4/2015Officers Attacked at Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center -Press Release
4/17/2015Inmate Investigated For Aggravated Harassment - Press Release4/28/2015Inmate Attacks Officer at Sing Sing CF - Press Release
3/26/2015Weapons, Drugs Found in Search at Mid-State Correctional Facility - Press Release4/1/2015Skyrocketing Violence, NYSCOPBA calls for increased staffing -Press Release
3/12/2015Violence Continues at Auburn Correctional Facility - Press Release3/18/2015NYS Corrections Seeking Assistance -Press Release
2/4/2015Inmate's Mother Arrested at Attica Correctional Facility - Press Release3/11/2015Letter from President Powers
1/28/2015Come see the Harlem Globetrotters in Albany on Feb. 1st. NYSCOPBA members & families can get discount tickets - Tweet1/29/2015Officer Sustains Broken Nose and Cheekbone after inmate assault - Press Release
1/22/2015Downstate billboard and transit shelters. The billboard is on Route 17 in Middletown just east of I84. The Transit Shelter is in Sleepy Hollow at Cortland and Beekman1/28/2015NYSCOPBA Bulldogs Hockey Team will be playing in a charity hockey game at the Times Union Center in Albany on Saturday, January 31 at 5:00 PM. The tickets are $15 and they include admission to the AHL Albany Devils games following. Flyer
1/16/2015Bedford Hills Inmate is charged with using razor in attack inside prison - Press Release1/20/2015Host of Website Deactivates Site After Lawsuit Filed-Press Release
1/5/2015Assaults at Green Haven and Sullivan- Release1/6/2015Officer Saves Inmate from Choking at Orleans CF - Press Release
11/14/2014Officer Assaulted at Coxsackie Correctional Facility - Press Release12/23/2014NYSCOPBA Western Region Donates Toys to Women's & Children's Hospital of Buffalo - Press Release
11/10/2014Officers Rescue Bus Driver and Student in School Bus Rollover - Press Release11/11/2014Officer assaulted at Marcy - Press Release
10/29/2014Video and Photos of Press Conference at NYSCOPBA's Office10/31/2014NYSCOPBA's Assault and Safety Awareness Campaign
10/21/20142014 Commercial Revised10/25/2014NYSCOPBA Schedules Press Conferences to Discuss Assaults, Safety Concerns and DOCCS inaction
9/23/2014Assaults Occur at Downstate and Sullivan Correctional Facilities - Press Release10/1/2014Officer injured in attack at Five Points Correctional Facility - Press Release
9/10/2014NYSCOPBA Remembers 43rd Anniversary of Attica Prison Riot - Press Release9/17/2014Softball Tournament Raises $15,000 for Children of Sergeant James Barney -Press Release
9/4/2014Inmates Attack and Injures Staff at CNYPC- Release9/9/2014Officer Assaulted at Erie County Medical Center - Release
8/29/2014Orleans Correctional Facility Holds Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament and raises over $7,000 for American Heart Association - Press Release8/29/2014Officer Attacked at Mid-State Correctional Facility - Press Release
7/22/2014NYSCOPBA Members Raise $10,000 at Local Fundraiser8/8/201490 Weapons found at Marcy CF - Press Release
7/2/2014NYSCOPBA Donates Tickets to Valley Cats and Barbeque - Press Release 7/15/2014Officers Hurt in Weekend Incidents at Gowanda Correctional Facility - Press Release
6/30/2014Officer Assaulted at Mid-State Correctional Facility - Press Release7/2/2014Officer Assaulted at Fishkill Correctional Facility - Press Release
6/19/2014Correction Officers Save 91 Year Old Heart Attack Victim at Charity Golf Tournament - Press Release6/24/2014Officers Seriously Hurt in Attack at Sing Sing Correctional Facility -
Press Release
5/30/2014Northern Region Event Raises Money for Children - Press Release6/18/2014Officer Assaulted at Watertown Correctional Facility - Press Release
5/13/2014Officer Hospitalized after Attack at Marcy Correctional Facility - Press Release5/28/2014NYSCOPBA Members Raise Money for Missing & Exploited Children- Press Release
5/7/2014Weapons, Drugs Located at Bare Hill Correctional Facility During Search - PressRelease5/8/2014Watertown Correctional Officer Honored by American Legion Post - Press Release
4/25/2014Officers Assaulted and Bitten by Inmates at Washington and Great Meadow Correctional Facilites - Press Release4/25/2014Large Inmate Fight Leaves Several Prisoners with Injuries at Bare Hill Correctional Facility - Press Release
4/18/2014NYSCOPBA Membership to Recognize 1979 Prison Guard Strike - Press Release4/21/2014Officer Saves Suicidal Inmate Inside Correctional Facility - Press Release
4/14/2014Inmate Investigated for Aggravated Harassment - Press Release4/15/2014Officers Injured During Assault at Coxsackie Correctional Facility - Press Release
4/8/2014Officers Assaulted at Wende and GowandaCorrectional Facilities - Press Release4/14/2014NYSCOPBA Security Members Assaulted by Inmates at Central NY Psychiatric Center - Press Release
4/1/2014Officers Assaulted at Mid State CF - Press Release4/4/2014Attica CF supports Blue 4 Ben
3/30/2014NYSCOPBA Security Members Attacked and Exposed to AIDS by Inmate at CNYPC - Press Release3/30/2014NYSCOPBA: Inmate violently assaulted Officer at Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill - Press Release
3/14/2014Sergeant Assaulted at Coxsackie Correctional Facility - Press Release3/19/2014Green Haven Correctional Facility Locked Down after Large Fight among Inmates- Press Release
3/12/2014Corrections Officer Assaulted by Inmate at Albany Medical Center- Press Release3/13/2014Inmate Investigated For Aggravated Harassment - Press Release
3/4/2014Officers Hurt at Auburn Correctional Facility -Press Release3/11/2014NYSCOPBA Rally at the Capitol- PressRelease - Rally Page
2/19/2014Two Officers Assaulted at Franklin-Press Release2/28/2014NYSCOPBA Sponsors 2014 America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk- Press Release
2/6/2014Officers Assaulted at Gowanda CF - Press Release2/10/2014Inmate Attacks Officers at Wyoming Correctional Facility - Press Release
2/4/2014Inmate Seriously Stabbed at Wyoming Correctional Facility - Press Release2/5/2014President Rowe's Budget Testimony, Text, Release
2/3/2014Correction Officers, Community, Raise Funds for Cancer Stricken Family - Press Release2/3/2014Officers Assaulted at Franklin Correctional Facility - Press Release
1/23/2014Correction Officer Stabbed Multiple Times by Inmate at Attica - Press Release1/29/2014President Rowe's Statement on State report regarding rising overtime- Press Release
1/18/2014Correction Officers Assaulted at Franklin and Gouverneur Correctional Facilities -Press Release1/21/2014Prisons congested, dangerous By Donn Rowe, Commentary- Times Union - Press Release
1/10/2014Auburn CF in Lockdown - Press Release1/13/2014What is NYSCOPBA? - YouTube
12/31/2013Inmate Arrested For Throwing Human Waste Into Correction Officer's Eyes - Press Release - Utica OD1/6/2014Hockey for Heroes tournament raises $15,000 for Wounded Warrior Project - Press Release
12/18/2013Green Haven and Coxsackie Assaults12/23/2013NYSCOPBA Joins PEF on 1/29/14 for Closure Rally -PostStar
12/13/2013Correction Officers Donate Toys to AMC Children's Hospital12/13/2013President Rowe interviewon YNN
12/7/2013Officer Assaulted at Green Haven - Poughkeepsie Journal12/11/2013Radio Ad Stop Closures
11/11/2013Corrections Sergeant Assaulted by Inmate at Albany Medical Center- Press Release - WNYT-CBS6Albany11/25/2013Inmate Caught With Weapons Hidden In Prosthetic Leg- Press Release - Utica OD
10/1/2013Inmate Assaults Two Officers at Gouverneur CF -Press Release-Watertown Daily News- YNN -WWNY -North Country Now10/19/2013Elmira Locked Down For Third Time This Year
Officer Injured at Groveland CF
9/23/2013Plans to close local mental health service questioned - pressconnects.com9/24/2013Public Meeting - McGregor closure 9/25/13 - PR Advisory
9/13/2013NYSCOPBA Remembers the Retaking of the Attica Prison-PR Newswire9/23/2013Officers injured at Wyoming - PressRelease - Daily News
9/6/2013NYSCOPBA Veterans Committee Sponsors Wounded Warrior Golf Championship in Canton- PR Newswire9/10/2013Media Coverage of Monterey Rally
9/3/2013Five Points Incidents Labor Day Weekend -PRNewswire9/5/2013NYSCOPBA Members Participate in Central New York Lupus Foundation-PR Newswire
7/30/2013Statement from President Rowe on Prison Closures and more Management being Hired-Press Release8/22/2013Three Attica Corrections Officers Violently Attacked, one remains hospitalized - PR Newswire - WIVB -TheDailyNews Online
7/26/2013DOCCS to close Chateaugay, Butler, Mt. McGregor and Monterey Correctional Facilities - Notification - NYSCOPBA Press Release7/28/2013Correction Officer Recovering as State Investigates Apparent Poisoning - Press Release
7/1/2013Officer Survives Attack at Fishkill CF- Press Release - Poughkeepsie Journal7/6/2013NYSCOPBA Officers Foil Detailed Escape Plot at Elmira CF- Press Release - Star Gazette - WETM - Fox40 WICZ
6/20/2013Correction officer stabbed at Great Meadow- Press Release, Post Star, WNYT6/21/2013FiveOfficers Injured at Five Points CF-Press Release
6/5/2013Mid-State Officer remains hospitalized with multiple injuries following multi-inmate altercation - Press Release6/10/2013Numerous weapons discovered after inmate fight at Wyoming Correctional - Press Release
5/17/2013NYSCOPBA Members join Ride for Missing & Exploited Children -Press Release5/21/2013Three Attica Correction Officers Attacked by Inmate with History of Violence -Press Release
3/13/2013Tragic Deaths of Officers -Press Release4/25/2013Quick thinking by NYSCOPBA Officers - Press Release
2/28/2013Correction Officers Sponsor Heart Run - PressRelease3/12/2013Two Greene Officers Assaulted by Inmate Suspected of Gang Activity - PressRelease
2/27/2013Greene CF officer Punched and Bitten- PressRelease2/28/2013Marcy Officer Victim Of Latest Prison Assault- Press Release
2/20/2013Locals oppose Cuomo plan to close Beacon prison- YNN2/20/2013VIDEO: Beacon officials want to saveprison from state budget ax-Poughkeepsie Journal
2/19/2013Local officials, state senator, oppose closingBeacon Correctional Facility- Mid-Hudson News2/20/2013Local officials, statesenator, oppose closing Beacon Correctional Facility- Mid-Hudson News
2/19/2013President Rowe and legislators schedule press conference2/19/2013Local officials oppose Beacon Correctional closing - Poughkeepsie Journal
2/14/2013NYSCOPBA Mails on Prison Closures - Capital Tonight YNN2/16/2013Senator Gipson to Fight the Closing of Beacon Facility
2/11/2013Two New York Prisons for Female Inmates Facing Final Lockup- WNYC2/14/2013In Mailer, corrections officers push backagainst prison closures - TheJournal News
2/8/2013Corrections' union knocks Cuomo over prison closures (updated)- Democrat and Chronicle2/8/2013NYS Correction Officers Fight Cuomo Administration's Prison Closure Plans-UPDATED- NY DailyNews
2/8/2013NYSCOPBA Ramps UpLobbying Efforts (Updated)- Capitol Tonight2/8/2013Gipson to fight closing of Beacon prison-Mid-Hudson News
2/6/2013State budget proposal includes prison closings - Times Union, Capitol Confidential2/7/2013Video Budget Testimony (President Rowe starts at 5:48:00 and Commissioner Fischer at 3:13:00)
2/6/2013Home for Dinner Radio Ad - Print Ad - Politicson the Hudson - City& State2/6/2013Legislator Flyers- Klein - Gipson - Gallivan
1/31/2013NYSCOPBA to Legislature- Oppose facility closures and modification of 1 year notification- DOCCS - OMH2/6/2013President Rowe Budget Testimony -Press Release - NY Daily News - YNN
1/29/2013Elmira Locked Down- Press Release1/22/2013President Rowe respondstoExecutiveBudgetProposal - AuburnPub - YNNVideo - North Country Public Radio-AuburnCitizen
12/10/2012Marcy Officer injured by inmate - Press Release 1/19/2013Three officers assaulted at Franklin CF
12/10/2012President Rowe on "Why we need 'solitary'" 11/9/2012Press Release -Hurricane Sandy Relief
9/26/2012Press Release - Wounded Warrior Golf Event11/2/2012Marcy Officer Assaulted -Press Release
8/11/2012Officers Slashed at Gowanda CF - Press Release - News Story8/24/2012Judge dismisses indictment of four Attica Officers- News Story - PressRelease
8/5/2012Rise or Fall of Prison Violence8/10/2012Sergeant Assaulted at Auburn-PressRelease
7/23/2012Prison System Dangerously Understaffed -Press Release - Fact Sheet -Times Union-Capital Confidential - Capital Tonight - Post Star7/30/2012Collins CF Assaults Press Release -News Story 4 -WRGZ.com2-BuffaloNews - ObserverToday
7/5/2012Assault at Marcy- News Article -Press Release7/13/2012Assault at Marcy - Press Release - News Story RomeSentinel - Utica OD
5/18/2012Five Officers Injured in Franklin Assault4/11/2012Inmate assaults a Sergeant and two offices in SHU by punching staff in the face and chest. Press release
3/15/2012Tier VI Legislation Update3/16/2012Press Release Tier VI
3/2/2012Law Enforcement Ratifies3/14/2012Marcy Officers Assaulted
2/7/2012First Line of Defense-Ad - Announcement-Radio2/8/2012Tier VI Opposition Letter
1/21/2012Press release-Officers stabbed at Five Points CF1/25/2011President Rowe- Workforce Issues
1/6/2012Uninformed and Misleading1/17/2011Press release on Cuomo Budget Proposal
12/30/2012NYS Joint Legis. Hearing on Public Protection Testimony  
12/28/2011NYSCOPBA files lawsuit- Health Insurance Increase12/28/2011Lawsuit- Health Insurance Increase
12/16/2011NY Corrections Assn. Uninformed at Best -Article in Rochester Democrat &Chronicle12/16/2011Charged Attica CO's Give TheirSide-YNN
10/25/2011DOCCS Directed to Justify Double Bunk Variances11/5/2011Correction Officer Beaten at Orleans
8/23/2011Fight at Clinton CF leads to lockdown9/23/2011Attica Locked Down
Press Release on Threatened Layoffs
Prison Closures- President Rowe's PressRelease
8/19/2011NYSCOPBA says to state "We won'tbethreatened"
8/10/2011President Rowe responds in Daily Mail6/9/2011Proposed Pension Changes
5/13/2011You paid for it- DOCS Homes5/13/2011You paid for it- State Cars
3/28/2011President Rowe's Statement on Prison Cuts4/5/2011President Rowe on Budget Corrections-Law Enforcement
3/24/2011Prison guards offer their view3/25/2011Officers at Wende Attacked
2/18/2011Overcrowded and understaffed2/23/2011More Inmate Assaults in 2010
2/18/2011Budget may lead to more double bunking2/18/2011Overcrowding is dangerous
12/16/2011Lobbying Legislators with Jail2/16/2011Cuomo may put closures in budget
2/11/2011President Rowe Interview2/16/2011DOCS cars; You paid for it
2/9/2011NYSCOPBA Blasts Budget Plan2/10/20112011 Budget Testimony - Full Video
2/2/2011Budget plan spreads pain2/9/2011President Rowe Testimony on Budget
2/2/2011Cuomo plan to close, combine prisons draws union opposition2/2/2011After Cuomo's budget proposal, localcommunitiesfear prison closures
2/1/2011Prison Shutdowns Put Public At Risk2/1/2011Cuomo Task Force on Prison Closures
1/18/2011President Rowe- Fisher's re-appointment1/29/2011YNN Report on the State of Prisons
01/13/2011Pay Hikes Amid Layoffs1/13/2011Top Trooper Dodges Questions
12/22/2010Short Term is Now Long Term for Jails12/17/2010Building 2 Parking Lot Challenge PDF
12/20/2010Prisons Need Fewer Bosses PDF12/17/2010Union Challenges Department PDF
10/22/2010SUNY budget cuts-steep price11/11/2010Gov Elect Cuomo Press ReleasePDF
11/11/2010Cuomo Tours Sing Sing- President Rowe-Press release 
2009 - 2010 Cuts and Closureinformation... - Double bunk display atthe LOB -Video - Pictures


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