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Bucks County Prison Oversight Board

Established in 2002, the Bucks County Prison Oversight Board is responsible for overseeing the operation and maintenance of the Bucks County Correctional Facility and all alternative housing facilities, overseeing the health and safekeeping of inmates and confirming the Commissioners’ selection of the warden.

The Board consists of the following:

  1. The Bucks County Commissioners
  2. The President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County
  3. The Bucks County Sheriff
  4. The Bucks County Controller
  5. The Bucks County Public Defender
  6. The Bucks County District Attorney
  7. The Chief Probation Officer of the Bucks County Adult Probation Parole Department
  8. Three citizen members (Said citizen members cannot be employees of any state, county or municipal governmental entity and shall be appointed by a majority of the other members of the Oversight Board.)

2020 Prison Oversight Board Meeting Dates

The Board meets the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.  All meetings are held at the Bucks County Administration Building, 55 E. Court Street, Doylestown, in the first-floor Commissioners' Meeting Room, unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020  Wednesday, February 12, 2020 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020  Wednesday, April 8, 2020*
Wednesday, May 13, 2020* Wednesday, June 10, 2020*
Wednesday, July 8, 2020*
Wednesday, August 12,2020 
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Correctional Facility 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020  Wednesday, December 9, 2020 

*Meeting being held Virtually

Notice for July 8th Prison Oversight Board Meeting:
The July 8 meeting will be held in person and will be open to members of the public, to the extent permitted by socially distant seating arrangements. As a result of COVID-19, however, the meeting also will be offered remotely to the public. Members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting remotely, or who would like a copy of the meeting agenda, may email
PrisonBoardPublicComment@BucksCounty.org prior to the 1:30 p.m. meeting for instructions.

Prison Board Members
Robert J. Harvie Jr., Chair
Bucks County Commissioners' Office 
Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, Vice Chair              Bucks County Commissioners' Office 
Neale Dougherty, Secretary
Bucks County Controller's Office 
Honorable Wallace Bateman
Bucks County Court of Common Pleas 
Gene DiGirolamo
Bucks County Commissioners' Office 
Matt Weintraub
Bucks County District Attorney 
Milt Warrell
Bucks County Sheriff’s Office
Christine Shenk
Bucks County Adult Probation Office
Ann Russavage-Faust
Bucks County Public Defender's Office
Karen Dopson 
Citizen Member 
Daniel Grace 
Citizen Member
Sara Webster 
Citizen Member 

Prison Oversight Board General Rules and Regulations 

Grievance Appeal Policy