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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
James Miller
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Press Releases & News

1/7/2016Letter to the Editor - Prison Guards' Contract
1/4/2016Officers' Save Inmate - Release
12/28/2015NYCOPBA's role in the wider debate over prison reform - North Country Public Radio
12/22/2015Officers' Injured During Inmate Melee - Release
Officers Hold Toy Drive to Benefit Hospitalized Children - Release
12/16/2015NYSCOPBA on Solitary Confinement Settlement - Release
12/15/2015Western Region Union Members Raise $2500 for Hospital - Release
12/8/2015Statement from NYSCOPBA on A.M O'Donnell's False & Irresponsible Comments Against COs - Release
12/2/2015COs Launch Statewide Ads to Highlight AM Danny O'Donnell's Grandstanding - Release
11/18/2015Greene Inmate Attempts to Slash CO with Makeshift Weapon - Release
11/13/2015SHTA sustains laceration and neck sprain from inmate attack - Release
11/3/2015NYSCOPBA Joins Tarantino Boycott - Release
10/26/2015Inmate Attacks Officer With Razor Blade - Release
10/6/2015Officers Assaulted, Injured at Green Haven Correctional Facility- Release
9/29/2015Security Officer Injured- Release
9/10/2015OCC Bike Raffle Raises $60,000 for Make-A-Wish - TWC News
8/20/2015Orleans 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tourn. Raises $6,500 For Crossroads House - Release - Orleans Hub
8/7/2015Merger of Law Firms - Release
7/21/2015Security Officer and Social Worker Injured in Separate Assaults at Central NYPC - Media Release
7/15/2015Wallkill: Convicted Murderer Attacks CO - Media Release
7/9/2015Attica Inmate Attacks Officers With Baton - Media Release
7/7/2015Thank You Clinton, Franklin & Essex Counties
7/2/2015NYSCOPBA in the News (Clinton Escape) - Media Clips
6/30/2015President Power's Message to NBC News
6/25/2015President Power's Message: NYSCOPBA Still Searching
6/16/2015UPDATE- Inmate Search
6/11/2015UPDATE- Inmate Search
6/9/2015Search continues for two inmates - Release
6/5/2015Officer Injured During Inmate Escape - Release
5/28/2015President Powers at Greene CF with Gov. Cuomo - Press Release
5/20/2015As Assaults On Employees Are Skyrocketing Statewide, NYSCOPBA Calls for Changes at Office of Mental Health - Press Release
5/8/2015Fifth Security Member Attacked at Central New York Psychiatric Center - Press Release
5/4/2015Officers Attacked at Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center - Press Release
4/28/2015NYSCOPBA Security Members Attacked by Inmate at CNYPC - Press Release
4/28/2015Inmate Attacks Officer at Sing Sing CF - Press Release
4/17/2015Inmate Investigated For Aggravated Harassment - Press Release
4/1/2015Skyrocketing Violence; NYSCOPBA Calls for Increased Staffing & Resources - Press Release
3/26/2015Weapons, Drugs Found in Search at Mid-State Correctional Facility - Press Release
3/18/2015NYS Corrections Seeking Assistance - Press Release
3/12/2015Violence Continues at Auburn Correctional Facility - Press Release
3/11/2015Letter from President Powers: Union Calls for Investment to make Prisons Safer
2/4/2015Inmate's Mother Arrested at Attica Correctional Facility - Press Release
1/29/2015Officer Sustains Broken Nose and Cheekbone after inmate assault - Press Release
1/28/2015Come see the Harlem Globetrotters in Albany on Feb. 1st. NYSCOPBA members & families can get discount tickets - Tweet
1/28/2015NYSCOPBA 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
1/22/2015Downstate 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 Beekman
1/20/2015Host of Website Deactivates Site After Lawsuit Filed - Press Release
1/16/2015Bedford Hills Inmate is charged with using razor in attack inside prison - Press Release
1/6/2015Officer Saves Inmate from Choking at Orleans CF - Press Release
1/5/2015Assaults at Green Haven and Sullivan CFs - Release
12/23/2014NYSCOPBA Western Region Donates Toys to Women's & Children's Hospital of Buffalo - Press Release
11/14/2014Officer Assaulted at Coxsackie Correctional Facility - Press Release
11/11/2014Officer Assaulted at Marcy CF - Press Release
11/10/2014Officers Rescue Bus Driver and Student in School Bus Rollover - Press Release
10/31/2014NYSCOPBA's Assault and Safety Awareness Campaign
10/29/2014Video and Photos of Press Conference at NYSCOPBA's Office
10/25/2014NYSCOPBA Schedules Press Conferences to Discuss Assaults, Safety Concerns and DOCCS's Inaction
10/21/20142014 Commercial Revised
10/1/2014Officer Injured in Attack at Five Points Correctional Facility - Press Release
9/23/2014Assaults Occur at Downstate and Sullivan Correctional Facilities - Press Release
9/17/2014Softball Tournament Raises $15,000 for Children of Sergeant James Barney - Press Release
9/10/2014NYSCOPBA Remembers 43rd Anniversary of Attica Prison Riot - Press Release
9/9/2014Officer Assaulted at Erie County Medical Center - Release
9/4/2014Inmates Attack and Injures 12 Staff Members at Central New York Psych. Center - Release
8/29/2014Officer Attacked at Mid-State Correctional Facility -Press Release
8/29/2014Orleans Correctional Facility Holds Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament and raises over $7,000 for American Heart Association - Press Release
8/8/2014Marcy CF in Lockdown After Officers Locate 90 Makeshift Weapons - Press Release
7/22/2014NYSCOPBA Members Raise $10,000 at Local Fundraiser
7/15/2014Officers Hurt in Weekend Incidents at Gowanda Correctional Facility - Press Release
7/2/2014NYSCOPBA Donates Tickets to Valley Cats and Barbeque - Press Release
7/2/2014Officer Assaulted at Fishkill Correctional Facility - Press Release
6/30/2014Officer Assaulted at Mid-State Correctional Facility - Press Release
6/24/2014Officers Seriously Hurt in Attack at Sing Sing Correctional Facility - Press Release
6/19/2014Correction Officers Save 91 Year Old Heart Attack Victim at Charity Golf Tournament - Press Release
6/18/2014Officer Assaulted at Watertown Correctional Facility - Press Release
5/30/2014Northern Region Event Raises Money for Children - Press Release
5/28/2014NYSCOPBA Members Raise Money for Missing & Exploited Children - Press Release
5/13/2014Officer Hospitalized after Attack at Marcy Correctional Facility - Press Release
5/8/2014Watertown Correctional Officer Honored by American Legion Post - Press Release
5/7/2014Weapons, Drugs Located at Bare Hill Correctional Facility During Search - Press Release
4/25/2014Inmate Fight Leaves Several Prisoners with Injuries at Bare Hill Correctional Facility - Press Release
4/25/2014Officers Assaulted and Bitten by Inmates at Washington and Great Meadow CFs - Press Release
4/21/2014Officer Saves Suicidal Inmate Inside Correctional Facility - Press Release
4/18/2014NYSCOPBA Membership to Recognize 1979 Prison Guard Strike - Press Release
4/15/2014Officers Injured During Assault at Coxsackie Correctional Facility - Press Release
4/14/2014Inmate Investigated for Aggravated Harassment - Press Release
4/14/2014NYSCOPBA Security Members Assaulted by Inmates at Central NY Psychiatric Center - Press Release
4/8/2014Officers Assaulted at Wende and Gowanda Correctional Facilities - Press Release
4/4/2014Attica CF supports Blue 4 Ben
4/1/2014Officers Assaulted at Mid-State CF - Press Release
3/30/2014Inmate violently assaulted Officer at Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill - Press Release
3/30/2014NYSCOPBA Security Members Attacked and Exposed to AIDS by Inmate at CNYPC - Press Release
3/19/2014Green Haven Correctional Facility Locked Down after Large Fight among Inmates - Press Release
3/14/2014Sergeant Assaulted at Coxsackie Correctional Facility - Press Release
3/13/2014Inmate Investigated For Aggravated Harassment - Press Release
3/12/2014Corrections Officer Assaulted by Inmate at Albany Medical Center- Press Release
3/11/2014NYSCOPBA Rally at the Capitol - Press Release - Rally Page
3/4/2014Officers Hurt at Auburn Correctional Facility - Press Release
2/28/2014NYSCOPBA Sponsors 2014 America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk - Press Release
2/19/2014Two Officers Assaulted at Franklin - Press Release
2/10/2014Inmate Attacks Officers at Wyoming Correctional Facility - Press Release
2/6/2014Officers Assaulted at Gowanda CF - Press Release
2/5/2014President Rowe's Budget Testimony, Text, Release
2/4/2014Inmate Seriously Stabbed at Wyoming Correctional Facility - Press Release
2/3/2014Officers Assaulted at Franklin Correctional Facility - Press Release
2/3/2014Correction Officers, Community, Raise Funds for Cancer Stricken Family - Press Release
1/29/2014President Rowe's Statement on State report regarding rising overtime - Press Release
1/23/2014Correction Officer Stabbed Multiple Times by Inmate at Attica - Press Release
1/21/2014Prisons congested, dangerous By Donn Rowe, Commentary - Times Union - Press Release
1/18/2014Correction Officers Assaulted at Franklin and Gouverneur Correctional Facilities - Press Release
1/13/2014What is NYSCOPBA? - YouTube
1/10/2014Auburn CF in Lockdown - Press Release
1/6/2014Hockey for Heroes tournament raises $15,000 for Wounded Warrior Project - Press Release
12/31/2013Inmate Arrested For Throwing Human Waste Into Correction Officer's Eyes - Press Release - Utica OD
12/23/2013NYSCOPBA Joins PEF on 1/29/14 for Closure Rally - PostStar
12/18/2013Green Haven and Coxsackie Assaults
12/13/2013President Rowe interview on YNN
12/13/2013Correction Officers Donate Toys to AMC Children's Hospital
12/11/2013Radio Ad Stop Closures
12/7/2013Officer Assaulted at Green Haven - Poughkeepsie Journal
11/25/2013Inmate Caught With Weapons Hidden In Prosthetic Leg- Press Release - Utica OD
11/11/2013Corrections Sergeant Assaulted by Inmate at Albany Medical Center - Press Release - WNYT -CBS6
10/19/2013Elmira Locked Down For Third Time This Year
10/19/2013Officer Injured at Groveland CF
10/1/2013Inmate Assaults Two Officers at Gouverneur CF - Press Release-Watertown Daily News- YNN -WWNY -North Country Now
9/24/2013Public Meeting - McGregor closure 9/25/13 - PR Advisory
9/23/2013Plans to close local mental health service questioned -
9/23/2013Officers injured at Wyoming - PressRelease - Daily News
9/13/2013NYSCOPBA Remembers the Retaking of the Attica Prison - PR Newswire
9/10/2013Media Coverage of Monterey Rally - CNY YNN; WETM;
9/6/2013Veterans Committee Sponsors Wounded Warrior Golf Championship in Canton - PR Newswire
9/5/2013NYSCOPBA Members Participate in Central New York Lupus Foundation - PRNewswire
9/3/2013Five Points Incidents Labor Day Weekend - PRNewswire
8/22/20133 Attica COs Violently Attacked, 1 remains hospitalized - PR Newswire - WIVB - DailyNews Online
7/30/2013President Rowe on Prison Closures and more Management being Hired - Press Release
7/28/2013Correction Officer Recovering as State Investigates Apparent Poisoning - Press Release
7/26/2013DOCCS to close Chateaugay, Butler, Mt. McGregor and Monterey CFs - Notification - Press Release
7/6/2013Officers Foil Detailed Escape Plot at Elmira CF - Press Release - Star Gazette - WETM - Fox40 WICZ
7/1/2013Officer Survives Attack at Fishkill CF - Press Release - Poughkeepsie Journal
6/21/2013Five Officers Injured at Five Points CF - Press Release
6/20/2013Correction officer stabbed at Great Meadow - Press Release, Post Star, WNYT
6/10/2013Numerous weapons discovered after inmate fight at Wyoming Correctional - Press Release
6/5/2013Mid-State Officer hospitalized with multiple injuries following multi-inmate altercation - Press Release
5/21/2013Three Attica Correction Officers Attacked by Inmate with History of Violence - Press Release
5/17/2013NYSCOPBA Members join Ride for Missing & Exploited Children - Press Release
4/25/2013Quick thinking by NYSCOPBA Officers - Press Release
3/13/2013Tragic Deaths of Officers - Press Release
3/12/2013Two Greene Officers Assaulted by Inmate Suspected of Gang Activity - Press Release
2/28/2013Correction Officers Sponsor Heart Run - Press Release
2/28/2013Marcy Officer Victim Of Latest Prison Assault - Press Release
2/27/2013Greene CF Officer Punched and Bitten - Press Release
2/20/2013VIDEO: Beacon officials want to save prison from state budget ax - Poughkeepsie Journal
2/20/2013Locals oppose Cuomo plan to close Beaconprison - YNN
2/20/2013Local officials, statesenator, oppose closing Beacon Correctional Facility- Mid-Hudson News
2/19/2013Local officials, state senator, oppose closingBeacon Correctional Facility- Mid-Hudson News
2/19/2013Local officials oppose Beacon Correctional closing - Poughkeepsie Journal
2/19/2013President Rowe and legislators schedule press conference
2/16/2013Senator Gipson to Fight the Closing ofBeacon Facility
2/14/2013NYSCOPBA Mails on Prison Closures - Capital Tonight YNN
2/14/2013In Mailer, corrections officers push backagainst prison closures - The Journal News
2/11/2013Two New York Prisons for Female Inmates Facing Final Lockup - WNYC
2/8/2013NYS Correction Officers Fight Cuomo Administration's Prison Closure Plans-UPDATED - NY DailyNews
2/8/2013Corrections' union knocks Cuomo over prison closures (updated) - Democrat and Chronicle
2/8/2013Gipson to fight closing of Beacon prison - Mid-Hudson News
2/8/2013NYSCOPBA Ramps Up Lobbying Efforts (Updated) - Capitol Tonight
2/7/2013Video Budget Testimony (President Rowe starts at 5:48:00 and Commissioner Fischer at 3:13:00)
2/6/2013State budget proposal includes prison closings - Times Union, Capitol Confidential
2/6/2013Legislator Flyers - Klein - Gipson - Gallivan
2/6/2013Home for Dinner Radio Ad - Print Ad - Politicson the Hudson - City & State
2/6/2013President Rowe Budget Testimony - Press Release - NY Daily News - YNN
10/31/2013NYSCOPBA to Legislature - Oppose facility closures and modification of 1 yr notification- DOCCS - OMH
1/22/2013President Rowe responds to Executive Budget Proposal - AuburnPub - YNNVideo - North Country Public Radio - AuburnCitizen
1/29/2013Elmira Locked Down - Press Release
1/19/2013Three officers assaulted at Franklin CF
12/10/2012Marcy Officer injured by inmate - Press Release
11/9/2012Press Release - Hurricane Sandy Relief
12/10/2012President Rowe on "Why we need 'solitary'"
11/2/2012Marcy Officer Assaulted - Press Release
9/26/2012Press Release - Wounded Warrior Golf Event
8/24/2012Judge dismisses indictment of four Attica Officers - News Story - PressRelease
8/11/2012Officers Slashed at Gowanda CF - Press Release - News Story
8/10/2012Sergeant Assaulted at Auburn - Press Release
8/5/2012Rise or Fall of Prison Violence
7/30/2012Collins CF Assaults - Press Release - 4 - WRGZ.com2 - BuffaloNews - ObserverToday
7/23/2012Prison System Dangerously Understaffed - Press Release - Fact Sheet - Times Union - Capital Confidential - Capital Tonight - PostStar
7/13/2012Assault at Marcy - Press Release - News Story RomeSentinel - Utica OD
7/5/2012Assault at Marcy - News Article - Press Release
4/11/2012Inmate assaults Sergeant and 2 officers in SHU by punching staff in the face and chest. Press release
5/18/2012Five Officers Injured in Franklin Assault
3/16/2012Press Release Tier VI
3/15/2012Tier VI Legislation Update
3/14/2012Marcy Officers Assaulted
3/2/2012Law Enforcement Ratifies
2/8/2012Tier VI Opposition Letter
2/7/2012First Line of Defense - Ad - Announcement - Radio
1/25/2011President Rowe - Workforce Issues
1/21/2012Press Release - Officers stabbed at Five Points CF
1/17/2011Press release on Cuomo Budget Proposal
1/6/2012Uninformed and Misleading
12/30/2012NYS Joint Legis. Hearing on Public Protection Testimony
12/28/2011Lawsuit - Health Insurance Increase
12/28/2011NYSCOPBA files lawsuit - Health Insurance Increase
12/16/2011Charged Attica CO's Give Their Side - YNN
12/16/2011NY Corrections Assn. Uninformed at Best - Article in Rochester Democrat &Chronicle
11/5/2011Correction Officer Beaten at Orleans
10/25/2011DOCCS Directed to Justify Double Bunk Variances
9/23/2011Attica Locked Down
8/23/2011Fight at Clinton CF leads to lockdown
8/19/2011NYSCOPBA says to state "We won't be threatened"
8/17/2011Press Release on Threatened Layoffs
6/20/2011Prison Closures - President Rowe's Press Release
6/9/2011Proposed Pension Changes
8/10/2011President Rowe responds in Daily Mail
5/13/2011You paid for it - State Cars
5/13/2011You paid for it - DOCS Homes
4/5/2011President Rowe on Budget Corrections - Law Enforcement
3/28/2011President Rowe's Statement on Prison Cuts
3/25/2011Officers at Wende Attacked
3/24/2011Prison guards offer their view
2/23/2011More Inmate Assaults in 2010
2/18/2011Overcrowded and understaffed
2/18/2011Overcrowding is dangerous
2/18/2011Budget may lead to more double bunking
2/16/2011Cuomo may put closures in budget
12/16/2011Lobbying Legislators with Jail
2/16/2011DOCS cars; You paid for it
2/11/2011President Rowe Interview
2/10/20112011 Budget Testimony - Full Video
2/9/2011NYSCOPBA Blasts Budget Plan
2/9/2011President Rowe Testimony on Budget
2/2/2011Budget plan spreads pain
2/2/2011After Cuomo's budget proposal, local communities fear prison closures
2/2/2011Cuomo plan to close, combine prisons draws union opposition
2/1/2011Cuomo Task Force on Prison Closures
2/1/2011Prison Shutdowns Put Public At Risk
1/29/2011YNN Report on the State of Prisons
1/18/2011President Rowe- Fisher's re-appointment
1/13/2011Top Trooper Dodges Questions
01/13/2011Pay Hikes Amid Layoffs
12/17/2010Building 2 Parking Lot Challenge PDF
12/22/2010Short Term is Now Long Term for Jails
12/17/2010Union Challenges Department PDF
12/20/2010Prisons Need Fewer Bosses PDF
11/11/2010Gov Elect Cuomo Press ReleasePDF
10/22/2010SUNY budget cuts - steep price
11/11/2010Cuomo Tours Sing Sing - President Rowe - Press release


2009 - 2010 Cuts and Closure information... - Double bunk display at the LOB -Video - Pictures


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