Activists praise vote that bans solitary at Allegheny County Jail

TribLive, 05/19/21: Over just 10 weeks, volunteers working with a consortium of groups and Alliance for Police Accountability collected more than 45,000 signatures to get a question on Allegheny County’s ballot: Should jail officials be prohibited from using solitary confinement, the restraint chair and chemical agents on those incarcerated there?

The answer, given by voters on Tuesday, was overwhelmingly yes.

The measure passed with nearly 70% voting in favor.

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