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The Delaware Department of Corrections veteran who died during a day-long hostage situation inside a prison "saved lives in an emergency situation" by warning other officers to get out, according to a union official.
Sgt. Steven Floyd, 47, who was found dead early this morning, was forced into a closet by inmates during the siege at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, which lasted nearly 24 hours, and later found unresponsive, said Delaware Correctional Officers Association President Geoff Klopp.
"Sgt. Floyd was a great man," Klopp said. "Even in his last moments as the inmates...
Sen. Wayne D. Fontana: Fontana statement on closing of SCI-Pittsburgh.
Text of Jan. 26 press release.
Brookline – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) issued the following statement in response to today’s state Department of Corrections decision to close SCI-Pittsburgh:
“I’m very disappointed in the Department of Corrections decision -- as well as the hasty and flawed process it used to make its decision.
“In its rush to close SCI-Pittsburgh, the department largely ignored community input, the plight of local prison workers and the impact that this closing will have...
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- PSCOA President Jason Bloom today issued the following statement:
"This process was not transparent. At all. Agreeing to attend a legislative hearing and do a few editorial board meetings AFTER you decide to close a prison isn't being transparent. It's absurd for this administration to claim otherwise.
"Communities were given only weeks to fight each other to stay open. Now, inmates will be stacked like cordwood into a system that is bursting at 104.7 percent capacity, despite aggressive efforts to reduce the prison population.
"This also comes at a time when we have...
Governor: Statement from Gov. Tom Wolf regarding Corrections’ facility closure announcement.
Text of Jan. 26 press release.
Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on his administration’s announcement that the Department of Corrections will begin the process to close SCI Pittsburgh on June 30, 2017:
“The growing size and cost of our prisons system has gone unaddressed for too long – rising to more than $2 billion and threatening funding for programs that the people of Pennsylvania want: education, senior care and jobs and training programs.
“I commend Secretary...
To: John Wetzel, Secretary DOC
From: Shirley Moore Smeal, DOC Executive Deputy Secretary
RE: Recommendations for Potential Facility Closures
The Department of Corrections budget for FY 2017/2018 is expected to have a significant budget deficit. The most cost-effective means to reduce the gap between budget allotment and anticipated expenditures is to close a prison(s). (CLICK TO READ FULL LETTER)