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Filed: McCray v Allegheny County

Represented by ALC, Clayton McCray of Pittsburgh is suing Allegheny County Jail Medical Director, med staff and former Deputy Warden, Laura Williams, after he endured prolonged neglect that led to amputation of his leg.

ALC March 2022 Newsletter

Check out our March 2022 newsletter highlighting our litigation to end DBI and push for abolitionist reforms that weaken the carceral state. Saleem reflects on his fourth year freedom anniversary, while Autumn and Walter give us the lowdown on “participatory defense”.

ALC celebrates nine years of abolitionist world-building with launch of web store

Over the past nine years, the scope of ALC’s work has grown tremendously: from a small movement lawyering firm in Pittsburgh to a statewide abolitionist project that uses litigation, community organizing, court watching (ALC Court Watch), and lobbying through our 501(c)(4) arm, Straight Ahead, to ...

Rest easy, and in power. Long live Russell Maroon Shoatz.

It is with overwhelming sadness, we join our communities in sharing this news. Our beloved friend, comrade, mentor, client, and inspiration, Russell Maroon Shoatz transitioned from this life on Earth today. After 49 years in prison, Maroon was finally released on October 26th. He passed away at h...