Prison Oversight Board

Meetings

  • 1:30 pm

  • 2nd Wednesday of every month
  • Bucks County Administration Building
    55 E Court Street
    R112 (1st Floor, Community Room)
    Doylestown, PA 18901

2021 Meeting Dates

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

*The October 13, 2021 meeting will be held via Zoom:

Zoom info -

Meeting URL: https://buckscounty.zoom.us/j/98715351060?pwd=Y2dIdkNzSWlTUXh2MW1CN0FzbWpYZz09 

Meeting ID:  987 1535 1060

Passcode: 052343

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Dial:  US: +1 267 831 0333 or +1 646 518 9805 

Meeting ID:  987 1535 1060

Skype for Business (Lync) 

https://buckscounty.zoom.us/skype/98715351060 

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
  • Gene DiGirolamo
    Bucks County Commissioners' 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 
  • Milt Warrell
    Bucks County Sheriff’s Office
  • Karen Dopson
    Citizen Member 
  • Daniel Grace
    Citizen Member
  • Sara Webster
    Citizen Member

Prison Oversight Board Committees/Members

Inspections Committee

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

Long Range Planning & Policy

  • Judge Bateman
  • Ann Faust
  • Commissioner Marseglia
  • Milt Warrell
  • Sara Webster

Investigations Committee

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

Nominating Committee

  • Judge Bateman
  • Neale Dougherty
  • 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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