02 - 06 - 2014 Fleck-sponsored Correctional Officers Bill passes House
Legislation sponsored by Rep. Mike Fleck that would create a “Correctional Officers Bill of Rights” for the more than 12,000 correctional officers employed by PA’s Department of Corrections, was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives today. The House Bill will now be considered by the Senate. Saying the bill was overdue, Fleck said, “Right now, it is simply too easy for an inmate to make an allegation against a correctional officer... There is currently nothing in writing that spells out due process in a timely manner. This legislation changes that.” Fleck’s proposal would provide standards protecting the rights of correctional officers during investigations conducted by DOC.