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Griffo relays concerns to acting DOCCS commissioner

Posted 6/11/22

State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-47, Rome, released a statement Friday regarding a recent conversation he had regarding violence against corrections officers.

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Griffo relays concerns to acting DOCCS commissioner

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State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-47, Rome, released a statement Friday regarding a recent conversation he had with state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Acting Commissioner Anthony Annucci about increasing violence against corrections officers and civilian staff at the state’s correctional facilities. 

The conversation, which took place this week, comes after Griffo made an unannounced visit to Marcy Correctional Facility on Friday, according to the announcement by his office. 

“I appreciate Acting Commissioner Annucci taking the time to speak with me about concerns raised regarding the significant violence, drug activity and other issues occurring at correctional facilities in my Senate District and across the state,” Griffo said.

“The acting commissioner concurred with me that the violent incidents, which have resulted in hospitalizations and injuries to staff, are unacceptable,” Griffo said.

“He also indicated that he is continuing to review and consider what could and should be done to address this issue, including lock downs as I have requested. I will continue to advocate and push for needed changes that will provide better protection to the men and women who work in these facilities and keep them safe,” Griffo added.

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