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PEF testimony highlights need for more health care public employees in state prisons

Testifying October 30 before a state Assembly Committee on Healthcare in New York Correctional Facilities, Steven Drake, a PEF Executive Board member and statewide labor-management chair for the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), focused on the problems associated with short staffing in the state prisons’ medical units.

“The lack of an adequate number of health care professionals serves as an obstacle…READ MORE