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Representatives from the bargaining unit covering public defenders and district attorneys pose at the 2022 Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade with signs demanding fair wage

Allegheny Co. prosecutors, public defenders demand fair pay as bargaining negotiations break down

BY: - September 18, 2022

Pennsylvania is the only state in the nation that does not allocate any state funds to pay for public defense.

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Allegheny County joins Harvard program developing alternative responses to 911 calls

BY: - August 21, 2022

'Sending the best-suited responder to 9-1-1 calls will result in better outcomes and better care for all of our residents and ensures that behavioral health supports are provided to those in need,' Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.

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.

Western Pa. abortion providers say they are seeing an increase in out-of-state patients post-Dobbs

BY: - August 11, 2022

The meeting, which was the third in a series of hearings on reproductive health care in post-Roe Pennsylvania, focused heavily on the impact that the increased patient load and confusing and contradicting legal landscape has had on the commonwealth’s abortion providers. 

Davis campaigns in Allegheny County touting education, economy, and safety

BY: - August 8, 2022

Davis, 32, was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2018. He would become Pennsylvania's first Black lieutenant governor if he wins his statewide race in November.

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.

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

COVID-19 still a ‘serious’ situation, Pa. Health Secretary Klinepeter says

BY: - February 2, 2022

As of Monday, the daily average number of COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania was 11,405 with Tuesday case counts totaling more than 6,600 confirmed cases and more than 200 deaths.

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.