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Multiple Officers Injured at Attica Correctional Facility

Attica, NY – An inmate, who was possibly intoxicated on an unknown substance, injured seven officers and a sergeant when he repeatedly attacked them as they attempted to get him medical aid at the maximum security facility. Full Press Release

Officer Injured in Attack at Mid-State Correctional Facility

Drugs Also Seized in Inmate Mail Marcy, NY – An officer sustained injuries at the medium security prison after an inmate attacked him inside an office of a housing dorm on Saturday. At approximately 10:15 a.m., the officer witnessed the inmate run down the hallway of...

Officer Injured at Greene Correctional Facility

Coxsackie, NY – An officer was injured at Greene Correctional Facility after being punched in the face by an inmate at the medium security correctional facility last Friday. Full Press Release

Multiple Officers Injured at Groveland Correctional Facility

Sonyea, NY – Fourteen officers were injured over the span of three separate inmate attacks, nine officers needing outside hospital treatment, at the medium security prison. These latest attacks continue the rising trend of assaults on staff in correctional facilities...

Multiple Officers Injured at Collins Correctional Facility

One Officer Cut By Inmate With Make-Shift Weapon Collins, NY – One officer sustained multiple lacerations to his head and face when an inmate cut him with a drywall screw that was fashioned into a cutting instrument with a paper and tape handle. The latest assault was...

NYSCOPBA Raises Money for Suicide Awareness

Union Holds Motorcycle Ride in the Hudson Valley to Raise Awareness of Mental Health Bedford Hills, NY – Union officials from NYSCOPBA’s Southern Region, recently hosted their inaugural Suicide Awareness Ride to shine a light on mental health issues, in particular...

Drugs Seized at Wyoming Correctional Facility

Attica, NY – Officers processing inmate mail discovered illegal drugs in three packages that were received last week at the medium security correctional last week. Full Press Release

Inmate Mess Hall Fight Occurs at Elmira Correctional Facility

Officers Injured, Make-Shaft Weapons Recovered Elmira, NY – A half dozen inmates were involved in a fight at Elmira Correctional Facility that left several officers with injuries and make-shift weapons recovered at maximum security facility last week. The mess hall...

Drugs, Weapons Seized at Marcy, Mid-State Correctional Facilities

Union Calls on DOCCS to Install Secure Vendor Program Marcy, NY – The on-going battle to stop drugs from getting into the hands of inmates continues at Marcy and Mid-State prisons where the lack of a Secure Vendor Program is allowing dangerous drugs to get to inmates....

Officer Awarded Valor Award by NYSCOPBA

Dannemora, NY - Correction Officer Steve Jaquish was recently presented with the Valor Award by the New York State Correctional Officer & Police Benevolent Association for his actions in August 2020, where he saved another man from what could’ve been a serious,...

Officer Injured at Fishkill Correctional Facility

Beacon, NY –  One officer needed treatment at a local urgent care after an inmate suddenly attacked and punched him multiple times in the face at the medium security prison on Sunday. Full Press Release

Officer Injured in Attack at Mid-State Correctional Facility

Two Officers Also Injured Attempting to Get Medical Help for Inmate Marcy, NY – An officer sustained injuries at the medium security prison after an inmate attacked him after refusing orders to leave a restricted area of the prison. On Wednesday, May 26, an officer...

Multiple Officers Injured by Inmates at Elmira Correctional Facility

One Officer Sustains Ruptured Ear Drum in Attack Elmira, NY – Five officers needed medical treatment at a local hospital after two inmates violently attacked them at the maximum security prison in separate assaults last week. On Friday, June 4, an inmate in one of the...

Contraband Seized at Attica Correctional Facility

Cellphones, Marijuana Found Inside Vegetable Cans Mailed to Inmate Attica, NY – Staff made a startling discovery inside canned vegetables mailed to an inmate at the maximum security prison, two cell phones with phone charges packed inside the cans along with over...

Drugs Continue to Plague Cape Vincent Correctional Facility

Synthetic Marijuana, Suboxone Recovered from Inmate Packages Cape Vincent, NY – As NYSCOPBA officials continue to advocate for the Secure Vendor Program to help stop drugs from making their way into state prisons, officers recovered synthetic marijuana and Suboxone...

Multiple Officers Injured by Inmates at Elmira Correctional Facility

Assaults on Staff Continue to Plague Prison Elmira, NY – Six officers needed medical treatment at a local hospital after an inmate violently attacked them at the maximum security prison last month. It was one of four attacks on staff that occurred in the month of May...

VP of Western Region Commends District Attorney for Prosecuting Case

Auburn, NY – Mark Deburgomaster, the Vice President of the Western Region of NYSCOPBA, which includes Auburn Correctional Facility, praised Jon Budelmann, Cayuga County District Attorney, for prosecuting and securing convictions of two inmates that were instrumental...

Union Officials Once Again Demand Secure Vendor Program

Gouverneur , NY – Drugs were once again seized in inmate packages at the medium security prison prompting NYSCOPBA to once again call on DOCCS to re-install the Secure Vendor Program to help stem the flow of drugs getting into prisons throughout the state. Full Press...

Five Officers Sustain Smoke Related Injuries Extinguishing Fire

Stormville, NY – Five officers sustained smoke inhalation, including one officer who needed to be airlifted to The Burn Center at Westchester Medical Center, after a fire was intentionally set inside a cell at Green Haven Correctional Facility, using state-issued hand...