FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2005
Kurt Gallagher
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Head of Federal Correctional Officers Union to Discuss Dramatic Increase in Prison Assault Rates

WHAT: Phil Glover, president of the Council of Prison Locals, will answer reporter questions on a dramatic increase in prison assault rates immediately following a hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice, and Commerce, and Related Agencies.

WHEN: Wed., May 4, approximately 3 p.m. (hearing begins at 2 p.m.)

WHERE: United States Capitol, Room 309

WASHINGTON – Phil Glover, president of the Council of Prison Locals, will answer reporter questions on a dramatic increase in prison assault rates immediately following a hearing conducted by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice, and Commerce, and Related Agencies. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on May 4, in Room 309 of the United States Capitol.

The Council of Prison Locals, a division of the American Federation of Government Employees, represents 28,000 employees in the Bureau of Prisons, including 15,000 federal correctional officers nationwide. The Council has analyzed staffing levels in federal prisons and the corresponding impact on violence. President Glover will release to the public the Council’s findings at the hearing.

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 600,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

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