Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today commended the creation of 103 new positions for corrections officers at various facilities around the state. McLaughlin said this initiative will help keep our communities, prisons and other corrections officers safe from violent criminals. The increase in corrections officers is a new effort to combat the increase in synthetic drugs entering prisons as well as a rise in violent offenders linked to changes in the Rockefeller Drug Laws.
“I am pleased to hear that New York’s correctional facilities are finally receiving the help they deserve,” McLaughlin said. “Right here in New York we have some of the most violent maximum-security prisons in the country and our prison staff are put in harm’s way on a daily basis. The New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (NYSCOPBA) is one of the premier law enforcement organizations in the state and we should make every effort to support its members as they fight to keep violent felons behind bars and out of our neighborhoods. My hope is that the Legislature and governor continue to recognize the importance of NYSCOPBA and its role in New York State and bolster its resources in coming years.”
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information,
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