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NYSCOPBA Statement on Wage Increase Deferral for Membership

Governor Delays Increase for the Third Time Since March NYSCOPBA has learned that Governor Cuomo has deferred the contractually required 2% wage increase for the third time since the COVID pandemic began in March.  The raise, which was originally scheduled to occur in...

Officers Injured at Collins Correctional Facility

Collins, NY – Multiple officers were injured in September when inmates, who appeared to have been on drugs, struck  officers who were attempting to investigate the incidents at the medium security correctional facility. Full Press Release

Drugs Recovered at Ulster Correction Facility

Naponach  , NY – Staff recovered 3.3 ounces of marijuana from a visitor’s car in the parking lot and Suboxone from an inmate’s mail at the medium security facility. Full Press Release

Drugs Seized at Mid-State Correctional Facility

Marcy, NY – An officer processing a package mailed to an inmate found 146 strips of Suboxone hidden inside of five bags of fruit snacks at the medium security correctional facility. Full Press Release 

Drugs Found Hidden Inside Headphones

Cayuga, NY –  Officers discovered strips of Suboxone hidden inside the earpiece of an inmate’s headphones that were stored in his sleeping quarters in a housing dorm at the medium security correctional facility. Full Press Release

Inmate Chokes Officer at Green Haven Correctional Facility

Stormville  , NY – An inmate charged at an officer and put him in a headlock and began choking him before staff administered several applications of OC spray and needed to use physical force to subdue the inmate at the maximum security facility. Full Press Release

Two Officers Injured in Inmate Attack

One Officer Transported to Local Hospital Marcy, NY – Two officers were attacked by an inmate at Marcy Correctional Facility last week that left both with injuries. On Thursday, August 20, the inmate approached the officer’s desk in the dorm and began threatening the...

Female Visitor Arrested at Cayuga Correctional

Cayuga, NY – A Rochester woman was arrested by State Police after she became abusive to officers and tried to attack them when they attempted to question her about bringing drugs into the medium security correctional facility. Full Press Release

NYSCOPBA Critical of DOCCS Inmate Drug Testing Program

Albany, NY - For the second time in recent years, the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) has found that the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) has failed to maintain proper...

Suboxone Seized at Mohawk Correctional Facility

Drugs Hidden in Rice Krispy Treats Rome, NY – Officers processing inmate mail recovered Suboxone strips from boxes of Rice Krispies mailed to two inmates at the medium security prison. On Saturday, August 1, an officer processing boxes of the treats mailed from the...

Officers Injured at Gowanda Correctional Facility

Gowanda, NY – Two officers were treated at outside hospitals for injuries sustained in two separate inmate attacks at the medium security correctional facility last week. Full Press Release

Officer Injured at Five Points Correctional Facility

Sustains Possible Concussion Breaking Up Inmate Fight Romulus, NY – One officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a possible concussion after three inmates were involved in a fight at the maximum security prison. On Friday, July 31 at approximately 8:20...

Officers Injured at Mid-State and Mohawk Correctional Facilities

Drugs Also Seized From Inmate Package at Mohawk Marcy, NY – Several officers were injured in two separate incidents at Mohawk and Mid-State Correctional Facilities last week. On Friday, July 24 at approximately 7:10 a.m., an inmate approached the officers station in a...

Drugs Seized at Greene Correctional Facility

Synthetic Marijuana, Cocaine Discovered in Inmate Mail Coxsackie, NY – Correction officers discovered synthetic marijuana, marijuana, cocaine and Suboxone hidden in inmate mail at the medium security correctional facility. On Friday, July 10 at approximately 7:30...

Officers Injured at Mid-State Correctional Facility

Marcy, NY – Two officers sustained injuries at the medium security correctional facility when an inmate punched and placed an officer in a headlock outside of the mess hall. Full Press Release

Officer Attacked at Coxsackie Correctional Facility

Coxsackie, NY – An inmate at Coxsackie Correctional Facility viciously attacked a correctional officer on Monday, June 29, causing the officer to sustain a serious head injury. Full Press Release