HARRISBURG – PA corrections officers and forensic employees would be given due process when accused of wrongdoing under legislation approved by the PA Senate. Senate Bill 239 would establish guidelines and procedures for investigating all corrections officers and forensic employees who are accused of crimes. Schuylkill County Sen. David Argall drafted the bill after hearing reports of officers being suspended without pay or benefits without being given a hearing or an opportunity to appeal. Argall said while wrongdoers should always be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, we need to ensure that all corrections officers, who put their safety on the line to protect us from dangerous criminals are afforded their constitutional right to due process. The bill now heads to the state House.