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ALC, PILP and ACLU send letter to Allegheny County demanding COVID-19 testing and contact tracing after alarming reports and denied tests

November 24, 2020  John Bacharach, Esq.  Counsel for Defendants  RE: Graham v. Allegheny County  Dear Counsel,  We are writing in regard to recent reports of COVID-19 symptoms experienced by persons incarcerated in the Allegheny County Jail (ACJ). The reports ...

PHILLY – ALC IS HIRING A RACIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZER!

Join ALC’s team of movement lawyers and abolitionist community organizers! To learn more about our staff and board members, click here. RACIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZER (Posted 11/18/20) Location: Philadelphia Reports to: Executive Director Job Type: Full time, $48,000 sala...

Prisoners’ Rights Advocates File Class Action Lawsuit Against Allegheny County Over Failed Mental Health Care System at ACJ.

The lawsuit alleges severe and systemic constitutional violations, as well as violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, for the jail’s failure to provide adequate mental health care and its discriminatory and brutal treatment of people with psychiatric disabilities.

ALC'S NEXT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: ROBERT SALEEM HOLBROOK

The Abolitionist Law Center's Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected Robert Saleem Holbrook as the organization's next Executive Director.