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Three COs at Greene Correctional sustain minor injuries in fracas

Oct 20, 2020 6:00 am
Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the New York State Correctional Officer and Police Benevolent Association said October 16, three corrections officers were injured early that same day in an incident at Greene Correctional Facility in Coxsackie. The three unidentified officers sustained cuts, bruises and swelling after trying to subdue an incarcerated man. The man had become loud and disruptive, according to the union. Four corrections officers attempted to restrain the man, who continued to resist officers, according to the union. After the incident ended, the involved men were moved to a special housing unit and are now facing disciplinary charges. The injured corrections officers were treated at the scene by medical personnel and remained on duty. The union lauded the officers for their actions, however, NYSCOPBA Mid-Hudson Region Vice President Chris Moreau quickly pivoted to urge the end of visitation at correctional facilities statewide. “Despite calling for an end to inmate visitation in prisons that are seeing significant increases in coronavirus cases, DOCCS and the governor have been silent once again,” Moreau said. The outbreak poses a risk for inmates, staff and their families, he said. Visitation at the facility resumed in August. The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision does not have plans to alter visitation at this time, spokesman Thomas Mailey said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.