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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

Inmates sue Allegheny County Jail, alleging inadequate mental health care and ‘dehumanizing’ conditions

BY: - September 15, 2020

The lawsuit contends that jail staff have used tasers, pepper spray, and restraint chains for inmates requesting mental health care.

Dialing for dollars: Allegheny Co. will make $4.3M from contract providing phone service to county jail inmates

BY: - July 6, 2020

The money headed into the county's coffers will be coming directly out of the pockets of incarcerated people and their families

In its first meeting in two months, Allegheny County jail board tackles the outbreak behind bars

BY: - May 8, 2020

Incarcerated individuals at the Allegheny County Jail won’t get universal testing, they will be getting $50 in their accounts.

Despite pandemic, Blacks at Allegheny County jail face inequity in bookings, releases | Analysis

BY: - May 3, 2020

During the pandemic proportionally more black individuals were arrested and booked into the jail than during the same period last year, data show.

Almost two-thirds of residents in Allegheny County Jail alt-housing facility have COVID-19

BY: - April 22, 2020

(This developing story will be updated) By Charlie Deitch OAKLAND, Pa.– Nearly 65 percent of residents at an alternative housing facility in Oakland, Pa., outside Pittsburgh, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an April email that an Allegheny County judge sent to members of the Jail Oversight Board that was obtained by the Pittsburgh […]

A jail of two timelines: The two sides of COVID-19 in the Allegheny County Jail

BY: - April 14, 2020

Information about how the Allegheny County Jail managed the COVID-19 outbreak has been sparse. Here's a timeline of what we know -- and don't know.

‘In way over their heads’: Allegheny Co. jail wasn’t prepared for COVID-19, employees say

BY: - April 7, 2020

An employee suspended for wearing a mask; inmates crowded even closer together in a time of social distancing, and nearly 225 cells sit empty.

Allegheny County officials Wagner, Hallam call for transparency on county jail’s COVID-19 response

BY: - April 1, 2020

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner is calling for more public information about the county’s response to COVID-19 pandemic at the county jail.

Allegheny County Jail employee tests positive for COVID-19

BY: - March 27, 2020

An employee at Allegheny County jail has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Friday.

COVID-19 in W. Pa: Allegheny County Council gets bill to release more inmates from Allegheny County jail

BY: - March 25, 2020

At-large Councilmember Bethany Hallam and colleague Olivia Bennett introduced legislation Tuesday that would authorize the release of some jail inmates.

189 incarcerated persons will be released from Allegheny County’s jail; More likely

BY: - March 20, 2020

Orders have been sent to the Allegheny County Jail to release 189 incarcerated individuals in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.