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ALC Court Watch celebrates end of first year, releases statement on abolishing cash bail.

January 6, 2021 We seek the abolition of cash bail in Allegheny County — and everywhere else in the US colonial project. We believe cash bail contributes to a violent system of apartheid policing and punishment, and exacerbates economic precarity and poverty by governance thru debt. We re...

***UPDATE: This position has been filled*** ALC is hiring a part-time Paralegal to join us in Pittsburgh!

The paralegal will work with incarcerated clients and their communities and advocates to challenge state violence in all its forms and contribute to building powerful movements for liberation.

ALC is hiring a full-time Staff Attorney to join us in Philadelphia!

As the movement to end racist state violence and abolish police and prisons has grown, so has our work and staff. We are seeking an abolitionist lawyer to assist in litigating against police violence, frame-up convictions, death by incarceration sentences, and inhumane and illegal jail and prison conditions.

“I Can’t Breathe” – Parents of Tyrone Briggs Sue Department of Corrections for Death of their Son

Philadelphia – A federal lawsuit was filed today on behalf of Tyrone Briggs against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections after staff at State Correctional Institution Mahanoy killed him in November 2019 through a lethal combination of excessive oleoresin (OC) spray and refusal to provide necessary medical care. Tyrone, a native of Philadelphia who was 29 years old and had been incarcerated since he was a 15-year-old child was close to his parole eligibility date (his minimum sentence was 15 years) when his life was taken.