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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 Director's Report
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Director's Report
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020  Wednesday, December 9, 2020 

*Meeting being held Virtually

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

Prison Oversight Board Committees/Members

Inspections Committee Investigations Committee

Neale Dougherty
Sara Webster
Commissioner DiGirolamo
Daniel Grace
Karen Dopson
Christine Shenk
Commissioner Marseglia

Christine Shenk
Commissioner DiGirolamo
Karen Dopson
Commissioner Harvie
Daniel Grace
Ann Faust
Sara Webster 

Long Range Planning and Policy Nominating Committee 

Commissioner Marseglia
Judge Bateman
Milt Warrell
Sara Webster
Ann Faust

Commissioner Harvie
Neale Dougherty
Judge Bateman