Welcome to the official CUSA (Corrections USA) website. CUSA is a not-for-profit corporation formed by correctional officers in 1998 to provide national recognition for correctional officers employed by federal, state and local governments and is the leader in the fight against prison privatization on the national level. We work daily to enhance the image of Correctional Officers across the nation. CUSA was the first organization to give out the "Valor Award" to Correctional Officers who have helped make the image of Correctional Officers better through their Brave acts. We proudly represent over 80,000 publicly employed correctional officers from across this nation. Corrections USA is not a labor organization and does not get involved in the collective bargaining process at any level of government.
Events & Conferences
Our Annual CUSA Conference will take place at the Harrah's Hotel Las Vegas on February 3-5, 2014. Honoring the men and women who patrol the toughest beat in law enforcement, our nation's professional Correctional Officers! Everyday day in our nation, Correctional Officers go above and beyond the call of duty to protect the safety of the public. It's time we recognize these courageous men and women. The medal of Valor Awards ceremony for 2013 winners will take place at this 2014 CUSA Conference.
NYSCOPBA Press Release: 3 Attica Correction Officers Attacked
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2013
THREE ATTICA CORRECTION OFFICERS ATTACKED BY INMATE WITH HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (Attica, NY) – An inmate with a history of assaulting correction officers attacked three more yesterday at Attica Correctional Facility, leaving one officer in the hospital. Inmate Donald Adams was being transported by three correction officers from his cell to the Attica emergency room for evaluation when he began kicking, biting and spitting. Two officers were bitten by Adams, with one requiring a trip to the emergency room.
This is also not the first incident involving inmate Adams perpetrating violence against correction officers. In November, he broke a sergeant’s elbow and bit a correction officer’s arm during a violent premeditated assault at Groveland Correctional Facility.
That incident began with Adams spitting in a correction sergeant’s face while the sergeant was speaking to him, followed shortly by Adams attacking the sergeant and other correction officers, biting one officer’s arm and striking the sergeant’s eye. The sergeant also sustained a broken elbow while attempting to subdue the inmate. During questioning following the incident, Adams admitted to having planned the entire attack the day before.
Group honors slain corrections officer
Four others from Colorado singled out for roles in incident
Posted 2/13/13 | email@example.com|
LAS VEGAS — Five officers from Southern Colorado — including slain officer Sgt. Mary Ricard, who was killed last fall at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in Ordway — received the Medal of Valor at the annual conference of the Corrections USA held here last week.
The four other officers recognized for their bravery in connection with the Sept. 24, 2012, incident were Sgts. Lori Gann, Lisa Orosco, Greg Haugen and Michael Perez.
Professional public corrections officers from across the United States met in Las Vegas for the annual Medal of Valor awards ceremony. CUSA represents more than 80,000 publicly employed correctional officers across this nation.
The Colorado officers were recognized for their heroic roles in the incident last year in which a violent offender allegedly turned on Ricard, killing her and seriously wounding Sgt. Gann. The other officers were first on the scene and restrained the offender while administering lifesaving first aid.
Medal of Valor award winners are nominated by their peers, supervisors, community members or government leaders.
Corrections USA is saddened to report the death of at least one Correctional
Officer and another is fighting for her life. Details have not been
released. What we do know is one Officer was killed in the kitchen of the of
Arkansas Valley State Correctional Facility in Ordway, Colorado. The second
Officer is in the hospital fighting for her life. Governor Hickenlooper of
Colorado is reportedly at the hospital with the family. He was at the
facility earlier today. We will keep you updated on this tragedy.