Memorializing Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim May 1-7, 2022, as Correctional Officers and Employees Week in the State of New York

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Senate Resolution No. 1637


MEMORIALIZING Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim
May 1-7, 2022, as Correctional Officers and
Employees Week in the State of New York

WHEREAS, The operation of correctional facilities represents a
crucial component of the criminal justice system in the United States,
and correctional personnel play a vital role in protecting the rights of
the public to be safeguarded from criminal activity; and

WHEREAS, There are over 60,000 corrections officers and employees in
the State of New York who oversee the State's correctional facilities
and are responsible for the care, custody, and maintenance of more than
77,000 inmates charged to their care; and

WHEREAS, To carry out their responsibilities, corrections officers
work under demanding circumstances and face danger in their daily work
lives, which sometimes results in the loss of life; and

WHEREAS, In 1984, former President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation
5187, which designated the first full week in May as "National
Correctional Officers Week" in honor of corrections officers who put
their lives on the line every day to protect the public from dangerous
criminals and to help prisoners work toward becoming productive members
of society; and

WHEREAS, In 1996, Congress expanded and renamed this special week
"National Correctional Officers and Employees Week" in recognition of
all those employed with city, state and federal correctional
departments; and

WHEREAS, In accordance with the federal government's recognition of
the indispensable contributions that corrections officers make every day
to protect our citizens from harm, it is proper and befitting for the
State of New York to honor all corrections officers and employees; now,
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim May 1-7, 2020, as
Correctional Officers and Employees Week in the State of New York; and
be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Kathy Hochul, Governor of the State of New


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