Inmate allegedly throws feces on CO delivering food tray to cell
Press Release, New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association
ALBION – A correction officer had feces thrown on him by a female inmate at Albion Correctional Facility, the union for the corrections officers, said today.
The incident occurred on April 6 at approximately 5:12 p.m. The officer was in the middle of handing out food trays to inmates at the medium-security correctional facility when the inmate, who was in her cell at the time, threw feces through the cell hatch hitting the officer’s uniform pants.
The hatch was immediately closed and additional staff arrived on the scene. Evidence was collected and processed by staff.
The inmate, who is serving a three-year sentence after being convicted in Queens County for Attempted Burglary 2nd and Attempted Promoting Prison Contraband 1st, faces internal disciplinary charges and criminal charges.
New York State Penal Law Section 240.32, Aggravated Harassment of an Employee by an Inmate, was enacted in 1996 and is intended to protect employees at state and local correctional facilities from inmates or detainees throwing, tossing or expelling blood, seminal fluid, urine feces or the contents of a toilet bowl at employees with the intent that they come in contact with the substances.
“I will strongly encourage the Orleans County District Attorney’s Office to prosecute this inmate,” said Joe Miano, NYSCOPBA Western Region Vice President. “The aggravated harassment legislation that was passed several years ago by the legislature is there to protect county and state correction officers from incidents like this and to serve as a deterrent to inmates. Prosecution needs to be pursued.”