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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

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 […]