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Corrections officers union pickets outside Auburn prison

For the second time in six months, corrections officers and their union leaders gathered outside Auburn Correctional Facility to promote prison staff safety.

On Tuesday afternoon, the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association held an information picket at the maximum-security prison in Auburn. According to NYSCOPA's communications director, James Miller, the goal was to show support and solidarity for better staffing, safer working conditions and the reduction of inmate discipline sanctions.

Dozens of ACF employees were joined by civilian staff outside the facility Tuesday, wearing white T-shirts that read "Auburn In Unity" and holding signs that said "Mismanagement threatens public safety" and "No discipline = no deterrent = no control."

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