Prison Oversight Board

Meetings

  • 1:30 PM

  • 2nd Wednesday of every month
  • Meetings held in person and via Zoom access (virtual instructions below)
  • Bucks County Administration Building, 55 E. Court Street, Room 110A 1st Floor, Doylestown, PA 18901

2023 Meetings

Meeting Agendas posted prior to the meeting. Director's Reports on the previous month linked after the meeting they are discussed in. Minutes of the meetings are available after approval by the Board upon request.

  • January 11, 2023 - Meeting Agenda - Director's Report
  • February 8, 2023 
  • March 8, 2023 
  • April 12, 2023
  • May 10, 2023
  • June 14, 2023 
  • July 12, 2023
  • August 9, 2023
  • September 13, 2023 
  • October 11, 2023
  • November 8, 2023
  • December 13, 2023

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2022 Meetings

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2021 Meetings

Director's Reports on the previous month linked after the meeting they are discussed in. Minutes of the meetings are available upon request.

Prison Board Members 

  • Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, Chair
    Bucks County Commissioners' Office
  • Gene DiGirolamo, Vice Chair
    Bucks County Commissioners' Office
  • Robert J. Harvie Jr.
    Bucks County Commissioners' Office 
  • Pamela A. Van Blunk, Secretary
    Bucks County Controller's Office
  • Honorable Wallace Bateman
    Bucks County Court of Common Pleas 
  • Ann Russavage-Faust
    Bucks County Public Defender's Office
  • Christine Shenk
    Bucks County Adult Probation Office
  • Matt Weintraub
    Bucks County District Attorney 
  • Frederick A. Harran
    Bucks County Sheriff’s Office
  • Karen Dopson
    Citizen Member 
  • Daniel Grace
    Citizen Member
  • Sara Webster
    Citizen Member

Prison Oversight Board Committees/Members

Inspections Committee

  • Pamela Van Blunk
  • Commissioner DiGirolamo
  • Karen Dopson
  • Daniel Grace
  • Commissioner Marseglia
  • Christine Shenk
  • Sara Webster

Long Range Planning & Policy

  • Judge Bateman
  • Ann Faust
  • Commissioner Marseglia
  • Frederick Harran
  • Sara Webster

Investigations Committee

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

Nominating Committee

  • Judge Bateman
  • Pamela Van Blunk
  • Commissioner Harvie

About the 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:

  • The Bucks County Commissioners
  • The Bucks County Controller
  • The Bucks County District Attorney
  • The Bucks County Public Defender
  • The Bucks County Sheriff
  • The Chief Probation Officer of the Bucks County Adult Probation Parole Department
  • The President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County
  • 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.)

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