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Black Correction Officers speak out on COVID 19 and Jail Conditions


We demand the same and Humane treatment as our other First Responder Brother & Sisters.

We want the public to know that DOC unions had to fight for the right to have proper P.P.E. and daily sanitizing of the jails against the COVID19 in court. The unions were successful. We won.

Did you know the Mayor for the City of NY appealed the case immediately? Why would you not want them to have it and be safe?

The Governor and Mayor are releasing inmates because of pre-existing medical conditions and the vulnerable to COVID19. But the Mayor is not willing to supply the Department of Correction with adequate P.P.E., and the staff are reporting back to work sick and unclear of their current condition, and many more are sick.

Don’t Believe The Hype, They’re not getting it. Too many inconsistencies.

Is it because the NYC Department of Correction is predominately black and of other marginalized races, and the NYPD / FDNY are predominately White.

Well, you just heard it directly from the NYC Mayor’s mouth. “There is a great disparity in the number of minorities (Black & Brown people) suffering and dying during this crisis.” Understand this… Whether we chose to acknowledge or not….Race is a factor!!!

Did you know that DOC is considered the Black agency?!

Also, the Governor & Mayor have not even acknowledged the Correction Uniformed Forces during their daily media updates, sick call numbers, COVID19 positive numbers, and death numbers. Not even a Thank You. I guess you’re not going to acknowledge the ones who you’re secretly lynching.

Vincent L. Capers 
NYC Correction Guardians 



About Damon K. Jones (238 Articles)
Damon K. Jones is an Activist, Author, and Publisher of Black Westchester Magazine, a Black-owned and operated newspaper based in Westchester County, New York. Mr. Jones is a Holistic Health Practitioner, First Aid in Mental Health Practioner, Diet, and Nutrition Advisor, and Vegan, Vegetarian Nutrition Life Coach. Mr. Jones is a 31 year Law Enforcement Practioner, New York Representative of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America. Mr. Jones has been a guest commentator on New York radio stations WBLS (107.5 FM), WLIB (1190 am), WRKS (98.7 FM), WBAI (99.5 FM), and Westchester's WVOX (1460 am). Mr. Jones has appeared on local television broadcasts, including Westchester News 12 “News Makers” and Public Television “Winbrook Pride. You can now hear Damon every Wednesday at 830 AM on WFAS 1230 AM, Morning with Bob Marone Show.
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