Innamorato and Rockey face off in Allegheny County Executive debate
PITTSBURGH — The two candidates for Allegheny County Executive met for a debate on Thursday, less than six weeks before the general election, with Democrat Sara Innamorato, a former state Representative, touting her ability to bring people together, and Republican Joe Rockey emphasizing his business experience as a former executive at PNC Bank. The candidates […]
Records show Allegheny County Medical Examiner did not perform full autopsy on incarcerated man
Daniel Pastorek died nearly three years ago, on Thanksgiving Day, 2020, in a mental health unit in the Allegheny County Jail. He struggled with housing and suffered from schizophrenia. He was arrested and booked at the jail after failing to appear for an appeal in magistrate’s court on a public drunkenness case. He was 63 years old. […]
Allegheny County Jail warden announces retirement
The Fitzgerald administration will be working with President Judge Kimberly Berkeley Clark to identify a search firm for the new warden. The firm will be responsible for making opportunities for community input, according to the county’s press release.
Pa. Court: Allegheny Co. must release autopsy report of man who died in jail
By Jordana Rosenfeld Allegheny County administrators must release the autopsy report of a man who died in the custody of the Allegheny County Jail in late 2020, according to a new court ruling. In a 6-1 vote, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court determined that the county had unlawfully denied Pittsburgh-based reporter Brittany Hailer access to an autopsy […]
Hours before his death, Alle.Co. Jail released a man with intellectual disability from custody
Anthony Talotta is the 17th man to die after entering the jail since the onset of the pandemic, the sixth such death in 2022.
Hours after latest jail death, Allegheny Co. inks contract for ‘historical review of fatalities’
Ronald James Andrus, 78, died in the Allegheny County jail Sunday, the 5th fatality of the year.
Citations, fines, and terminated contracts: a look at the Allegheny Co. Jail health code violations
Since 2014, The Allegheny County Jail’s residential kitchen has received 162 health code violations from the Allegheny County Health Department. The jail has been cited for its pest management, plumbing, cleaning and sanitation, and handwashing facilities. In 2021, the facility was cited 42 times, the most citations the jail has received in a single calendar year. So far in 2022, the jail has been cited 21 times.
Allegheny Co. sued after jail allegedly failed to prevent the suicide of incarcerated person
A year after he was found unresponsive in the Allegheny County Jail, Martin Bucek’s ex-wife, Dolly Bucek, filed a civil rights lawsuit against the county in federal court.
Lawsuit alleges ‘brutal treatment’ of people with psychiatric disabilities at Allegheny County Jail
The motion alleges severe and systemic violations of the U.S. Constitution and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This is the anti-violence expert advocates want on Allegheny County’s jail oversight board
University of Pittsburgh professor, and anti-violence expert, Richard Garland says he's the man for the job.
Her husband died after transfer to the hospital from Allegheny Co. jail. Now she wants answers
'Babe, I’m going to jail,' Vinckley Harris said when he called his wife from police custody. It was the last time Theresa Harris heard from her husband.
In most of Pa., autopsy reports for those who die in jail are public. But not Philly & Alle. Co.
The records are now out of public view. But it wasn't always this way. Lawmakers exempted the two counties in 2018.