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Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association

Corrections officers push state to stop inmate transfers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state corrections officers’ union wants the state prison system to stop all transfers of inmates as a preventative measure against potential spread of the new coronavirus from one institution to another. Larry Blackwell, the president of the 11,000-member corrections officers’ union, said Tuesday that moving inmates between prisons risks unnecessarily …

PSCOA UPDATE

Today we talked with the D.O.C. about many of the issues that members have been presenting to the Business Agents and the Main Office. The following was discussed and these are the answers that were given to us. Phones- We have asked them to stop all RHU phone calls. This is causing staffing issues that …

D.O.C. Issued Facemasks

The D.O.C. has issued cloth facemasks to all employees. We have been asked by several people if it is mandatory to wear. Answer: If you are given an order to wear the mask, wear it. There have been questions about the effectiveness of the masks being provided. Obviously, a respirator type mask would be ideal …

COVID- Update

Update The Eastern and Western Vice Presidents have contacted all Business Agents. The Business Agents have been instructed to contact their respective Local Officers at least once a day. If you have an issue in your jail such as people not being scanned properly, not having adequate PPE’s and so forth, please contact your Local …

COVID-19 Employee Screening Process

Dear Members, This letter and attachment are an attempt to answer questions that have been given to the Main Office via email and Facebook concerning the COVID-19 employee screening process. It has been reported to the Main Office that members that were being screened showed extremely low temperatures. We addressed this today with members of …

CBF Shirt Fundraiser

Here is the link to order shirts. Please share with everyone. Thank you in advance. One the online store closes on april 12th, I will pick the shirts up and drop them at main office. If the business agents can get them to their respective institutions, I really would appreciate it. https://pscoa.itemorder.com Deadline: Sunday April …