Correction Officer Benevolent Association Archives

Closing Rikers Island would be at the expense of CO, Borough, inmate safety

By |2019-04-05T14:24:21+00:00March 20th, 2018|COBA, Corrections Officers, Media, Officers, Rikers Island|

One of Rikers Islands nine correctional facilities will close this summer, beginning with the George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC). In a statement from our partner, Sean Riordan, Esq., “In the Mayor’s continual attempt to close Rikers Island he has announced the pending closure of GMDC. This closure can only be viewed as creating a greater [...]

Part two; Protecting our Correction Officers

By |2016-12-19T20:58:01+00:00October 20th, 2016|justice system, Media, Officers|

Some time ago, I wrote a post titled From Illinois to New York, Solutions for Understaffed Jails. The articles referenced in the post outlined the grave environment that jails have transformed into for inmates and correction officers. An unsafe work environment for Corrections Officers ultimately leads to poor conditions for inmates. Inmates have quick and [...]