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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

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto had a bad summer. Does that mean he’s vulnerable to a challenge? | Analysis

BY: - September 9, 2020

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

BY: - August 16, 2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top W. Pa. labor leader says he’s ‘appalled’ by Allegheny Dems’ state House endorsements

BY: - February 18, 2020

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.

COMMENTARY

‘We’re all gonna do great things’: New Allegheny County Council member Bethany Hallam looks to the year ahead

BY: - January 15, 2020

A new partnership with the Pittsburgh Current starts with a Q&A with the newest member of Allegheny County Council, Bethany Hallam.