HARRISBURG – A bill to protect the rights of PA corrections officers was approved by the state Senate by a bipartisan vote. Senate Bill 569 requires specific procedures for suspensions and interrogations when a corrections officer is accused of misconduct. Bill sponsor, Sen. David Argall of Berks & Schuylkill Counties introduced the measure after eight corrections officers were suspended without pay and benefits for almost a year without the ability to ask questions or to defend themselves. Argall said our corrections officers put their safety on the line to keep us safe from dangerous criminals every day and we must ensure that their constitutional right of due process is not violated when they are accused of wrongdoing. The bill now heads to the state House.