Correction officers hurt on the job may be able to submit a workers’ compensation claim to cover any lost wages and medical treatment costs

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 [...]

Nassau County COBA fighting poor jail searches

By |2017-02-23T15:11:54+00:00February 15th, 2017|Justice System, Media, Officers, Work Injury|

An internal investigation into a former Nassau County jail nurse has reportedly been mishandled and Nassau County COBA President is fighting for answers.  After a long series of letters, articles, press conferences, and investigations, former Nassau County Jail nurse Chantiel Cox was charged and arrested February 3rd, 2017 for smuggling contraband to inmates. Nassau County [...]

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