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Contraband Seized at Great Meadow Correctional Facility

Synthetic Marijuana Found in Packages Mailed to Inmates Comstock, NY – Officers processing mail for inmates discovered Synthetic Marijuana, commonly known as K2, in two mailed packages of fruit to two inmates at the maximum security facility.  Full Press Release

Drugs Seized at Wende Correctional Facility

Alden , NY – Officers discovered Synthetic Marijuana in two mailed packages and two envelopes sent to inmates at the maximum security facility. Full Press Release

Drugs Seized at Cayuga, Attica Correctional Facilities

Cayuga , NY – NYSCOPBA is once again calling on DOCCS to implement the Secure Vendor Program to help stem the flow of drugs coming in through mailed packages at correctional facilities across the state. Full Press Release

Drugs Seized at Watertown Correctional Facility

Synthetic Marijuana, Subutex Located in Mailed Packages Watertown, NY – Officers inspecting mail for inmates discovered Synthetic Marijuana and Subutex at the medium security correctional facility. The first incident occurred on Wednesday, April, 15, at approximately...

Officers Injured During Attacks at Wende Correctional Facility

Synthetic Marijuana also Seized from Mailed Package Alden, NY – Officers were injured in two separate attacks at the maximum security facility and Synthetic Marijuana was discovered inside vegetables mailed to an inmate. The first incident occurred on Tuesday, April...

Drugs Seized at Five Points Correctional Facility

Synthetic Marijuana, Cocaine, Prescription Pills Located in Mailed Package Romulus, NY – An officer inspecting a mailed package to an inmate discovered drugs hidden inside latex glove finger tips that were concealed in a head of lettuce at the maximum security...

NYSCOPBA Announces Death of Member from COVID-19

Veteran Officer Dies from Coronavirus Complications Albany, NY – NYSCOPBA sadly announces the death of one its members due to complications from the Coronavirus. Inez Gonzales, 54 years old, a 22 - year veteran officer assigned to Edgecombe Correctional Facility,...

Drugs Seized From Mailed Package at Attica Correctional Facility

Synthetic Marijuana, Suboxone Discovered in Package Mailed to Inmate Attica, NY – An officer processing a package mailed to an inmate discovered Synthetic Marijuana and Suboxone strips in small fruit snack packages at the maximum security prison. On Thursday, April 9,...

Officer Assaulted, Injured at Sing Sing Correctional Facility

Drugs Seized From Mailed Package in Separate Incident Ossining, NY –Two correction officers were injured at Sing Sing Correctional Facility when an inmate attacked one officer in front of his cell and repeatedly punched him in the head and face at the maximum security...

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...