Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Prison Board seeking citizen member

Board oversees the operations of the Bucks County Correctional Facility and the Men's and Women's Community Corrections Centers.

Prison Board seeking citizen member

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This news from the county Public Information Office:

The Bucks County Prison Oversight Board is accepting applications to fill a citizen member vacancy, replacing outgoing member Walter Stevens who resigned this month.

The board, which oversees the operations of the Bucks County Correctional Facility and the Men’s and Women’s Community Corrections Centers, consists of the chairman, Sheriff Duke Donnelly; vice chairman, citizen member Brian McGuffin; secretary, Controller Ray McHughCommissioners Robert G. Loughery, Charles H. Martin and Diane M. Ellis Marseglia; President Judge Susan D. Scott; county Chief Probation Officer Sean Ryan; Public Defender Christina King; and citizen member Karen Dopson.

The board’s monthly meetings include an update on Department of Corrections business from Director of Corrections Bill Plantier, a controller’s report, inspection information and subcommittee discussions. Meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm in Doylestown.

To be considered for a position, candidates must send their resumes to the Bucks County Controller’s Office, Attention: Prison Oversight Board, 55 E. Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. Resumes will be accepted until Friday, June 29.

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Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at cpalmer@phillynews.com, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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