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ALC August 2021 Newsletter

Check out our August newsletter detailing new tactics and bold steps in the journey toward liberation. Hear from Saleem, Avis, and Josh, plus big news in the struggle against solitary confinement.

ALC and Survivor of Solitary Confinement Release Video of Brutal Assault by ACJ Sergeant and Officers

ALC and client Kim Andrews, a survivor of 150+ days of solitary confinement, have released footage of a 2019 attack on Andrews by Sergeant Alyssia Tucker that took place at ACJ on May 31st of that year.

Welcome ALC's New Philly Staff Attorneys, Nia and Rupalee!

Nia Holston (left) and Rupalee Rashatwar (right) NIA HOLSTON was born and raised in and around Philly, she is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania. She graduated from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar, participated in civil rights and y...

ALC Court Watch Releases Docket Report #02

ALC's Court Watch Program has released their second docket report, illuminating the maintenance of racial apartheid thru arrest and cash bail in Allegheny County. The group demands the end of police sovereignty and pushes for pre-trial freedom and open courts.

No Police. Statement from ALC, 04-22-2021

This verdict is a testament to the political force of the masses, of colonized peoples, in the face of state-sanctioned terror...but our challenge is not to pursue the conviction of one racist cop. Our challenge is to carry out the total dissolution of police and racial capitalism — to manifest the unfinished project of absolute freedom, to sustain and live out Abolition.

ALC Releases Report on PA Office of the Victim Advocate, Highlighting Office's Pro-Retribution History, Calls for New OVA Appointee to be Advocate for All Victims

February 15, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: William Lukas, Abolitionist Law Center, wjlukas@alcenter.org Dolly Prabhu, Abolitionist Law Center, dprabhu@alcenter.org PITTSBURGH – The Abolitionist Law Center has published a report on Pennsylvania's Office of the Victim Advoca...

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.