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Posted on November 14 at 7:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Google - PEF calls on Governor to stop OCFS closures

From: State to cut 50 beds at Tryon

Posted on November 14 at 7:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Google - CSEA Outraged Over OCFS’ Deceptive Actions

From: State to cut 50 beds at Tryon

Posted on October 5 at 11:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Here goes Borges again putting blame on staff for all of the agencies problems. We will always be no good upstate employees to them and we will always be reason the facilities have problems to them. This is a losing battle for us. If we need more training then why wasn't it done a long time ago? Why not before staff made there concerns public? Who is being held accountable for not providing the proper amount of training? How are all facilities going to get this training(this is a state wide issue not a just Tryon issue)? This training is just going to be used as another tool for them to close the facility. It will be said they have changed Administrators several times and retrained all staff put still have issues so we are closing the facility, even though they say right now that there is no intention to close Tryon. If there was no intention then why have we been threatened with it for so long?

Yes a resident died at Tryon after having been restrained. After intensive NYS troopers investigation and grand jury trail the staff involved were found to have followed policy and not guilty of any criminal activity. So I hope those staff attempt to sue Borges for his statement here. Also yes a staff punched a resident, he admitted to his lose of self control and making the mistake and has paid his debt to through the justice system but is still being persecuted by ocfs.

From: Some Tryon staffers get orders of protection

Posted on October 3 at 7:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Virtute Non Virbus - God Bless you all!!!
Thank you...

From: Family, friends welcome home Guard unit

Posted on August 15 at 11:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"A call to the Civil Service Employees Association union office at Tryon was not returned Monday."

Jim McGuire - CSEA Local 559 Union President Michael Geraghty does not work on Monday so you wouldn't be able to contact him as reported and this article that was printed and out Tuesday morning. How about doing a follow up contact/interview with him and getting some factual information reported or say that he wasn't available for comment due to not working that day instead of just saying a call was not returned.

From: Tryon aide admitted harassment

Posted on August 14 at 3:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)


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Posted on August 13 at 9:54 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes Mr. Jackson made a bad decission, his actions in that incident were not acceptable or condoned by anyone and he acknowledges that and takes full responsibility for his actions.

If Edward Borges is going comment/contact/report to The Daily Gazette on this incident why didn't he include all of of the facts, including the residents actions prior and during the incident.

Mr.Borges stop making one sided statements that only place blame on staff and make the staff look bad you could at least include all the faccts there is no reason for you to be unaware of them.

From: Tryon aide admitted harassment

Posted on August 13 at 9:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The resident did not stop breathing while being restrained by two staff members as reoprted in this article. He died from cardiac arrhythmia, brought on in part by his heart abnormality, an existing condition.

In September 2007, a grand jury ruled that the restraint did not contribute to the boy's death at Tryon, but made recommendations for improvements in nine areas.

From: Tryon aide admitted harassment

Posted on August 9 at 12:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Borges said Thursday that he was just learning about PEF’s claim of abuse in the Gruder incident and would look into it."

The ASSAULT on Mr. Gruder did not just happen, this just shows that their employees being assaulted is not important to them. How many other assaults on staff are they "just learning about" because there are a lot.

From: Feds probe Tryon Center

Posted on August 8 at 10:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Edward Borges, director of communications for the state Office of Children and Family Services. This guy dosn't have a clue, he is another one who needs to come and put on a uniform and actualy work on the floor. Where does he get off making the comments he makes, everytime he opens his mouth he is blaming the staff and putting the staff down. The exact same attitude the higher administrators have of their staff. This agency's problems in it's facilities is not the staff fault but we will take the blame.

Not one decision, policy or procedure change made for Tryon Limited Secure by agency or facility administrators in the last 3 years which the staff have to follow has been positive. They always make things more out of control and make the facility look worse. Just my opinion but I think it is being done on purpose so they have documented proof of failed attempts giving them a reason to close the facility.

From: Feds investigating alleged violations of Tryon residents' rights

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