ALC BLOG

People Serving Mandatory Life Without Parole Challenge Death-By-Incarceration Sentences as Cruel and Unconstitutional

Sentences Are Akin to Death Penalty Contact: Jen Nessel, Center for Constitutional Rights, (212) 614-6449, jnessel@ccrjustice.org Bret Grote, Abolitionist Law Center, (412) 654-9070, bretgrote@abolitionistlawcenter.org Kris Henderson, Amistad Law Project (215) 310-0424, kris@amistadlaw.o...

PROTESTERS FILE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST PITTSBURGH POLICE AND CITY OFFICIALS FOR POLICE ATTACKS ON EAST LIBERTY PROTEST

To view the complaint and videos of the June 1 police attack on peaceful protestors in East Liberty visit: bit.ly/eastlibertypoliceattack If you were at the protest and think you might be a class member, please fill out this form at bit.ly/intakeeastlibertypoliceattack and email to: info@obrienla...

From Vision to Practice: Police Abolition in PA (Zoom Recording)

Recorded community conversation From Vision to Practice: Police Abolition in PA live on Zoom from Thurs May 28th. Feat ALC's Director of Organizing, Robert Saleem Holbrook. </li>...

We Want Freedom – Statement from Black Philly Radical Collective

Read the full statement We Want Freedom: End the War Against Black Philadelphians NOW! from Black Philly Radical Collective. The statement was co-written by Robert Saleem Holbrook, ALC's Director of Community Organizing alongside Black Liberation movement groups and leaders of Philadelphia: Mobiliza...

POLICE TERROR at EAST LIBERTY PROTEST 06/01

Abolitionist Law Center posted this statement to Facebook on the June 2nd, in the early morning following the Pittsburgh Police's violent descent upon peaceful protestors, terrorizing them with tear gas and excessive force in East Liberty. The post reached over 55,000 views and over 700 shares – a...

WE ARE ABOLITIONISTS. Solidarity in the Struggle to End Police Terror and State Violence

“I may be doomed to the stake and the fire, or to the scaffold tree, but it is not in me to falter if I can promote the work of emancipation.” – David Walker, 19th Century Radical Black Abolitionist The Abolitionist Law Center extends our unqualified support to those in the struggle agai...

We Demand Universal Testing at ACJ

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald 436 Grant St #101 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Director Debra Bogen, MD 542 Fourth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Warden Orlando Harper 950 Second Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Dear County Executive Fitzgerald, Director Bogen, and Warden Harper: As you a...

We grieve for Rudolph Sutton. It is time to #LetTheVulnerableGo

The Department of Corrections has announced the death of Rudolph Sutton, a 67-year-old man serving a life sentence at the State Correctional Institution at Phoenix. He died at the Einstein Medical Center on April 8 due to complications of COVID-19. When asked about the cause of death last week, the ...

Prison Reform Advocates File Class Action Lawsuit Against Allegheny County Over Jail Conditions and Increased Risk of COVID-19

Prison Reform Advocates File Class Action Lawsuit Against Allegheny County Over Jail Conditions and Increased Risk of COVID-19

COVID-19 – Protecting Public Health in Allegheny County: Release and Divert People from Allegheny County Jail

Endorse this statement as an organization using this Google Form. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has created an international public health crisis. It has now been classified as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization and declared a national emergency by the United States. In Pennsylvani...