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North Carolina Police Benevolent Association Supports Call for Legislative Oversight to Reform the North Carolina Prison System

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association is supporting Representative Bob Steinburg's efforts to create legislative oversight of the North Carolina prison system. In April of this year, Sgt. Meggan Callahan was brutally murdered at the Bertie Correctional Institute. Recently correctional officers and staff were injured and killed in an attempted prison break at Pasquotank Correctional Institution.
 
Rep. Steinburg has called for a legislative task force on prison reform. He is also calling for subpoena power. Reform topics would include discussion on safety, staffing, equipment, training, management practices, pay, and providing a death benefit for corrections officers.
 
According to Division President Randy Byrd, "We fully support Rep. Steinburg's effort to involve the legislature in delving deeply into what is clearly a broken system.  Correctional officers face incredible dangers everyday and these dangers continue to be exacerbated by gross mismanagement and understaffing. Corrections officers also are facing the fear of retaliation if they come forward to report these issues." Byrd added, "The time is now to address these issues before we have another death."

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Oversight Committee hears from DPS officials on Prison Reform

January 29, 2018

On January 25th, the NCPBA was present at the Joint Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety meeting at the General Assembly. They met to hear an update on prison reform from North Carolina Department of Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks. Hooks was supported by numerous staff in his presentation and members of the committee asked a wide array of questions.

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115th US Congress Update October 2017

November 1, 2017

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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North Carolina PBA Supports State Representative Bob Steinburg's Work for Legislative Oversight of NC Prison System

October 31, 2017

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association is the largest law enforcement association in North Carolina. We are supporting state Rep. Bob Steinburg?s efforts to create legislative oversight of the North Carolina prison system

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