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Governor delivers State of the State over several days

Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented the first of several State of the State messages on Monday, January 11, with additional remarks expected throughout the week. PEF President Wayne Spence said, “While the State of the State is usually short on detail, we very much support the priorities laid out in his first presentation. We agree that the primary focus over the short term should... Read more

COVID-19: Information for PEF Members and Staff

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in ways that until recently seemed unimaginable. PEF is working every day to protect members and hold New York State accountable during the pandemic. Members across the state need the latest information and resources to help keep them safe. This is the place to find out what you need to know, what resources are at your disposal, and... Read more

PEF president: Wrong time for prison closures as COVID surges; all DOCCS staff should be offered vaccine

For more information: Communications Director Rob Merrill, gro.f1611180508ep@ll1611180508irrem1611180508r1611180508 ALBANY, N.Y. – With COVID-19 cases surging in New York State correctional facilities, PEF President Wayne Spence called out the state on the ill-timed decision to close three facilities later this year and urged voluntary COVID vaccinations be made available for all Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) staff. “Recent alarming news reports have... Read more