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Drugs, Weapon Seized at Marcy Correctional Facility

NYSCOPBA Once Again Calls on DOCCS to Install Vendor Program Marcy, NY – Since the beginning of the year attempts to smuggle drugs into the medium security prison through inmate mail continue at a rapid pace. NYSCOPBA once again is calling on DOCCS to install the...

Officers Assaulted, Injured at Sing Sing Correctional Facility

Officer Sustains Puncture Wound From Inmate Assault Ossining, NY –Several officers were injured in separate assaults at the maximum security prison over the past two weeks, including one officer who was stabbed in the back with a sharpened pencil. On Saturday,...

Drugs, Weapon Seized at Mohawk Correctional Facility

Rome, NY –  Officers recovered a make shift weapon in an inmate’s cell and seized pages of paper mailed to an inmate that had been coated with synthetic marijuana at the medium security prison. Full Press Release.

Drugs Seized at Attica Correctional Facilities

Attica , NY – An officer processing outside mail for inmates discovered marijuana and Suboxone strips hidden inside three packs of cigarettes at the maximum security prison. Full Press Release

Suboxone Strips Seized at Mohawk Correctional Facility

Suspected Drugs Found in Mailed Package and on Inmate. Rome, NY – Suboxone strips were seized inside Mohawk Correctional Facility that were hidden inside a towel mailed to an inmate. In addition, suspected drugs were seized on an inmate at the medium security prison...

Contraband Seized at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility

Cape Vincent  , NY – An officer conducting a contraband search of an inmate noticed an item stuffed up the nostril of the inmate which turned out to be a piece of ceramic sharpened on one end and melted into a plastic cap at the medium security prison. Full Press...

Two Officers Attacked at Gouverneur Correctional Facility

Inmate Attacks One Officer in Bathroom Gouverneur, NY – An inmate serving an eight year sentence for Attempted Robbery attacked an officer in the bathroom after the inmate ignored the officer’s orders to put out a cigarette. On Monday, January 25, an officer was...

Officers Injured at Greene Correctional Facility

Coxsackie, NY – Three officers were injured at Greene Correctional Facility last week as a result of an attack by a disruptive inmate at the medium security facility.  Full Press Release

Drugs Seized at Green Haven Correctional Facility

Stormville  , NY – An officer inspecting a mailed package to an inmate discovered a false bottom in the package with five vacuum sealed bags that contained drugs at the maximum security prison. Full Press Release

Officers Attacked and Injured by Inmates at Elmira Correctional Facility

Inmates Attack Officers During Two Medical Emergencies Elmira, NY – Two inmates attacked officers in separate medical emergencies after the officers responded to help the inmates inside their cells at the maximum security prison. On Thursday, January 21, an officer on...

Drugs Seized at Marcy Correctional Facility

Female Officer Assaulted by Inmate Marcy, NY – Officers seized nine ounces of synthetic marijuana and Suboxone from mailed packages to inmates as well as hidden inside the medium security correctional facility. A female officer also sustained injuries when a 72 year...

Inmate Stabbed at Green Haven Correctional Facility

Stormville  , NY – An inmate was stabbed multiple times by another inmate and three officers injured during the attack at the maximum security correctional facility last week. Full Press Release.

NYSCOPBA Files Lawsuit Against DOCCS, NYS Department of Civil Service

Albany, NY – Today, NYSCOPBA filed a lawsuit against the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and the Department of Civil Service.  The lawsuit alleges that, through policies and their actions, DOCCS and Civil Service have improperly withheld paid leave...

Officer Injured at Mohawk Correctional Facility

Sustains Multiple Injuries in Attack Rome, NY – An officer sustained multiple injuries when an inmate suddenly attacked him during a body frisk at the medium security correctional facility. The attack occurred on Tuesday, January 12, at approximately 7:20 p.m. The...

Inmate Fight at Wende Correctional Facility

Chemical Agents Needed to Stop a Five Man Fight Alden, NY – Correction officers needed to deploy several rounds of OC spray and two rounds of CS gas to quell a mess hall fight between inmates at the maximum security correctional facility. The fight occurred on...

Drugs Recovered at Great Meadow Correctional Facility

Comstock, NY - An officer processing mail and packages sent to inmates discovered drugs hidden inside of three Jergens lotion bottles at the maximum security correctional facility. Full Press release

Officer Attacked and Injured by Inmate at Elmira Correctional Facility

Inmate Strikes Officer With Make Shift Karate Sticks Elmira, NY - An inmate brandishing make-shift karate sticks struck an officer in the left side of the face and nose after running from staff who were escorting him to the shower at the maximum security correctional...

Inmate Attacks Staff at Green Haven Correctional Facility

Stormville  , NY – An inmate serving a 25 year sentence for attempted murder threw bleach on several officers and attacked another officer while being escorted to a Special Housing Unit at the maximum security correctional facility. Full Press Release.

Suspected Drugs Seized at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility

Green Leafy Substance Located in Mailed Package Cape Vincent, NY – An officer processing mailed packages to inmates located over seven ounces of a green leafy substance inside three cans of food at the medium security prison. On Tuesday, December 22, the officer was...

Officers Attacked at Elmira Correctional Facility

Two Separate Assaults Injures Staff Members Elmira, NY – Two separate attacks on staff injured several officers at the maximum security correctional facility continuing the record year of assaults on staff. Both incidents occurred on Friday, December 18. The first...

Officers Attacked at Five Points Correctional Facility

Romulus  , NY – As DOCCS announced the closure of three correctional facilities yesterday,  the violence inside prisons continues to escalate despite the dwindling inmate population and the administration has done little to stem the violence.   Full Press Release.

Heroin, Marijuana Seized at Marcy Correctional Facility

Marcy, NY –  A Herkimer County man was arrested at Marcy Correctional Facility after he admitted to investigators he had drugs inside the car he drove to the medium security prison to visit an inmate. Full Press Release.

Three Woman Arrested With Drugs At Willard Correctional Facility

Suspects Were Visiting Inmates Willard, NY - Three woman were arrested over the weekend attempting to bring in drugs to inmates during visitation hours. On Saturday, December 5, two woman were arrested for Promoting Prison Contraband in the 2nd Degree after a K9...