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Hours before his death, Alle.Co. Jail released a man with intellectual disability from custody

BY: - September 27, 2022

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’

BY: - August 15, 2022

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

BY: - August 1, 2022

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

BY: - July 5, 2022

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

BY: - June 14, 2022

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

BY: - May 5, 2022

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

BY: - April 17, 2022

'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.

BY: - March 17, 2022

The records are now out of public view. But it wasn't always this way. Lawmakers exempted the two counties in 2018.

Thirteen men died after going to the Allegheny County Jail. Here are their stories

BY: - March 15, 2022

Families reported a lack of notification and communication from jail administrators, according to a 2-year investigation

Advocates call for further investigation after Allegheny Co. Jail officials deny abuse allegations

BY: - January 18, 2022

County Councilor Bethany Hallam, a member of the county's jail oversight panel, is leading the push.

COMMENTARY

Three years in solitary confinement: An open letter from the Allegheny Co. Jail | Opinion

BY: - November 19, 2021

Those who endure solitary confinement have long been buried, nameless and voiceless, in the dark heart of the Allegheny County Jail

Controversial Allegheny County Jail contractor has criminal history, served time in U.K.

BY: - September 3, 2021

The contractor, Joseph Garcia, also once warned of a race war against correctional officers