The memo issued by the Acting Commissioner of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is deeply troubling. Throughout New York State, we have seen a disturbing spike in violence not only in our correctional facilities, but also in our local communities.
Meanwhile, the Democrats in New York continue to champion pro-criminal policies that endanger innocent people. It is inexcusable that guards, civilians, and inmates are at risk. I, along with members of the Republican Conference, will not sit idly by.
That is why the Republican Conference supports our state’s corrections officers in calling for a study to assess the violence taking place in our correctional facilities, followed by decisive action to end it.