Greene County DA considering charges against two Greene Correctional Facility prisoners
Bill Williams and Melanie Lekocevic report for Columbia-Greene Media that four corrections officers at Greene Correctional Facility got minor injuries in two incidents with inmates, according to James Miller, director of public relations at New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association on Sept. 28. The officers did not require any hospital stays, as they were treated at the Coxsackie facility. One incident began with an inmate smoking in the boys room, the other with an inmate with a cell phone, which are not allowed in prison. The story does not give any information about or quote the prisoners involved. Greene County District Attorney Joseph Stanzione said Sept. 28 that his office will investigate and determine if legal action will be taken against the two inmates. "It is our sincere hope that county district attorneys across the state will follow the lead of Greene County District Attorney Stanzione and will begin to charge and prosecute inmates where it will significantly impact the inmate’s current sentence and the date they are released from prison,” said Chris Moreau, the correction officer's union's Mid-Hudson Region Vice President. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.