Local man elected president of State Corrections Officers Assn.

Larry Blackwell

LOCK HAVEN — The Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association (PSCOA) has elected Clinton County native and resident Larry Blackwell to his first term as president of the organization.

The entire Blackwell slate was elected, and each new officer will serve three-year terms.

“It is an honor to serve the brave men and women who risk their lives every day to work the toughest blocks in Pennsylvania,” Blackwell said. “We intend to vigorously protect and enhance the safety and rights of our corrections officers. They deserve nothing less.”

A 30-year public servant, Blackwell hails from Clinton County. After serving in U.S. Navy, he became a corrections officer in 1994, and served at SCI-Rockview and SCI-Pittsburgh, achieving the rank of sergeant. He previously served the PSCOA as western vice president and local president and vice president.

He has been married for 26 years and is the father of three children.

PSCOA represents more than 10,000 men and women who patrol cellblocks and serve in our 26 state correctional institutions and forensic units. These corrections professionals stand between those who are incarcerated – including the most violent and dangerous criminals – and our communities.