Harrisburg, PA 17110, USA
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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

In Memoriam

Sergeant Mark Baserman

END OF WATCH: February 26, 2018

Sergeant Mark Baserman was assaulted by an inmate February 15, 2018. Sergeant Baserman was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on February 26, 2018. Mark Baserman was 60 years old when he was murdered. He is survived by his wife Lynn, step daughter, Jacqueline, 6 grandchildren and his brother Paul. He asked for so little, but he gave so very much.

Remembering you is easy
I do it every day.
Missing you is heartache
That never goes away.

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Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association

We proudly represent the men and women of the H-1 Bargaining Unit

The mission of this Association is to promote and improve the Corrections profession; to ensure that our members are treated fairly, with respect and dignity, ensuring the welfare of those employed in Corrections who unselfishly protect and serve the citizens of this Commonwealth.

Our Officers and Board

Staff Assaults


JAN – AUG 2020






DOC Staff COVID Count

This is the current, new daily total for all DOC staff. Click the button below to view more specific information on the Department’s Daily Facility Report  including staff numbers by institiution.

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