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NYSCOPBA Announces Death of Member from COVID-19

Safety & Security Officer from Kirby/Manhattan Psychiatric Center Dies from Coronavirus Complications Albany, NY – NYSCOPBA sadly announces the death of one its members due to complications from the Coronavirus.  William Plantt, 62, a Safety & Security Officer...

Two Officers Injured During Inmate Fights

Elmira   , NY – A sergeant and officer were injured when they were attacked by inmates who were involved in separate fights at the maximum security facility last week.  Full Press Release

Officers, Medical Staff Assaulted at Green Haven Correctional Facility

Doctor and a Nurse Allegedly Cut by Inmates in Separate Incidents Stormville, NY – A staff doctor and nurse were cut by inmates in separate incidents at the maximum security prison. On Friday, March 13, the doctor was on rounds in the Special Housing Unit.  He stopped...

Synthetic Marijuana Seized From Mailed Packages

Elmira   , NY – Over four pounds of Synthetic Marijuana, commonly known as K2, was seized from packages mailed to three inmates at the maximum security prison. Full Press Release

NYSCOPBA Calls For Immediate Ban on Inmate Visits

Call for Action Comes Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Albany, NY – NYSCOPBA President Michael B. Powers and the Executive Board have called on DOCCS and OMH to immediately suspend inmate and inmate patient visits amid the on-going COVID-19 crisis in New York and across the...

Drugs, Weapons Seized From Inmate at Willard Correctional Facility

Willard, NY – An inmate serving a two year sentence for drug possession elbowed an officer in the head and struggled with staff when they attempted to stop him from swallowing drugs he had hidden inside of the finger of a latex glove. Full Press Release 

Two Visitors Arrested at Upstate Correctional Facilities

One Woman Hid Drugs in Her Wig Ogdensburg, NY – Two woman were arrested this past weekend for attempting to smuggle drugs into inmates at Ogdensburg and Bare Hill Correctional Facilities.  The first incident occurred on Saturday, February 29, at approximately 8: 00...

Inmate Drug Use Continues at Gouverneur Correctional Facility

Two Inmates Need to be Revived With Narcan Gouverneur, NY – Earlier this week Assemblyman Mark Walczyk and NYSCOPBA called on DOCCS to implement the Secure Vendor Program to help stem the flow of drugs getting into correctional facilities throughout the state. Since...

More Contraband Seized at Riverview Correctional Facility

Ogdensburg , NY – As contraband continues to flow into correctional facilities across the state,  NYSCOPBA was joined by Assemblyman Mark Walczyk in calling on DOCCS to implement the Secure Vendor Program to stem the flow of drugs getting into facilities.   Full Press...

Female Inmate Throws Feces on Officers

Bedford Hills, NY – Two correction officers were struck by a brown liquid that was thrown by an inmate from her cell while the officers were escorting another inmate at the maximum security female prison.Full Press Release 

Drugs Seized at Willard Correctional Facility

Two Men Arrested Attempting to Smuggle Drugs to Inmates Willard, NY – Two men were arrested for misdemeanor drug possession and promoting prison contraband after a K9 alerted to them while they were at the drug treatment campus to visit an inmate. The first incident...

Officer Assaulted, Injured at Sing Sing Correctional Facility

Inmate Head Butts, Pushes Officer into Cell Bars Ossining, NY –Three correction officers were injured at Sing Sing Correctional Facility when they entered an inmate’s cell to get him medical help and he suddenly attacked one officer. The incident occurred on Friday,...

Inmate Assaults Officers at Local Hospital

Green Haven Inmate was being Transported on Outstanding Warrant Stormville, NY – Several officers’ sustained injuries after an inmate who was being transported to Wyoming County attacked them at a local hospital they had stopped at to get the inmate treatment. The...

Contraband Seized at Great Meadow Correctional Facility

Comstock  , NY – An officer working in the package room processing packages for inmates discovered Synthetic Marijuana, marijuana and Suboxone strips concealed inside of cooked sausage. Full Press Release

Contraband Seized at Attica Correctional Facility

Synthetic Marijuana, Suboxone Strips Located Inside Canned Vegetables For Immediate Release February 12, 2020 Attica, NY – An officer x-raying packages mailed to inmates at the maximum security prison discovered eight ounces of Synthetic Marijuana and 100 strips of...

Attack Occurred Last July at Mohawk Correctional Facility

Rome, NY – A 34 year inmate incarcerated at Mohawk Correctional Facility was convicted of Assault 2nd and Assault 3rd in connection with an attack of a correction officer at the facility last July.  Full Pres Release

Contraband Seized at Riverview Correctional Facility

Synthetic Marijuana, Utility Blades Located Inside Package Ogdensburg , NY – An officer working in the package room processing packages for inmates discovered Synthetic Marijuana and ceramic utility blades inside aluminum cans. The incident occurred on Friday,...

Officer Assaulted by Visitor at Green Haven Correctional Facility

Female Officer Punched in the Face During Attack Beekman, NY – A female corrections officer was injured after she was assaulted by a visitor who became agitated while waiting to be let out of the maximum security facility. The incident occurred on Friday, January 24,...

Officers Seize Drugs at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility

Cape Vincent, NY – Officers seized Synthetic Marijuana in the form of white sheets of paper after searching a facility dorm following  several inmates having to be revived after apparently overdosing. Full Press Release.

Drugs Seized at Willard Correctional Facility

Inmate Attacks Officer While on K2 Willard, NY – One officer was injured when he was attacked by an inmate who was high on Synthetic Marijuana, commonly known as K2. Heroin and Suboxone were also recovered in two separate incidents at the facility that specializes in...

Synthetic Marijuana, Suboxone Recovered from Inmates

Gouverneur , NY – Officers conducting random searches at the medium security prison recovered Synthetic Marijuana, commonly known as K2, and Suboxone during two separate incidents.  Full Press Release.

Inmate Uses Make-Shift Weapon in Attack

Elmira   , NY – An officer was cut on the nose by an inmate who reached through the cell bars and cut the officer with an unknown object at the maximum security prison. Full Press Release

Officer Assaulted, Injured at Sullivan Correctional Facility

Officer Sustains Orbital Fractures in Attack Fallsburg, NY – An inmate attacked and injured one officer after abruptly attacking him after his mechanical restraints were taken off at the maximum security prison.  Full Press Release

Staff Assault Occurs at Mid-State Correctional Facility

One Officer Transferred to Hospital for Treatment Marcy, NY – Two officers were injured at Mid-State Correctional Facility when an inmate attacked an officer who had ordered him off one of the facility phones. The incident occurred on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at...

Two Officers Injured at Sing Sing Correctional Facility

Inmate Allegedly Throws Hot Cooking Oil and Food on Officers Ossining, NY –Two officers sustained minor injuries when an inmate allegedly threw hot cooking oil and food on them from his cell two floors above. The incident occurred on Tuesday, December 10 at...