Controversial Allegheny County Jail contractor has criminal history, served time in U.K.
The contractor, Joseph Garcia, also once warned of a race war against correctional officers
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto had a bad summer. Does that mean he’s vulnerable to a challenge? | Analysis
It's difficult -- but not impossible -- to unseat a sitting mayor. What would it take, and who would have to run, to beat Bill Peduto?
What postal delays and lawsuits mean for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania
Amid a pandemic, encouraged by lawmakers and advocates, they flocked to the option. About 1.5 million voted by mail in the state’s June primary.
Dialing for dollars: Allegheny Co. will make $4.3M from contract providing phone service to county jail inmates
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
Incarcerated individuals at the Allegheny County Jail won’t get universal testing, they will be getting $50 in their accounts.
Almost two-thirds of residents in Allegheny County Jail alt-housing facility have COVID-19
(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
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.
Allegheny County officials Wagner, Hallam call for transparency on county jail’s COVID-19 response
Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner is calling for more public information about the county’s response to COVID-19 pandemic at the county jail.
COVID-19 in W. Pa: Allegheny County Council gets bill to release more inmates from Allegheny County jail
At-large Councilmember Bethany Hallam and colleague Olivia Bennett introduced legislation Tuesday that would authorize the release of some jail inmates.
Top W. Pa. labor leader says he’s ‘appalled’ by Allegheny Dems’ state House endorsements
Jessica Benham, a disability rights advocate who lost Sunday's endorsement vote to Heather Kass, told the Pittbsurgh Current that she's staying in the race.
‘We’re all gonna do great things’: New Allegheny County Council member Bethany Hallam looks to the year ahead
A new partnership with the Pittsburgh Current starts with a Q&A with the newest member of Allegheny County Council, Bethany Hallam.