Friends and family of ALC client John 'Yahya' Moore launch official supporter campaign

Friends and family members of Abolitionist Law Center client, John 'Yahya' Moore launched their official supporter campaign for the 49 year-old Philadelphian on his birthday last week. Moore, who also goes by Yahya, was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death by incarceration (life without parole) 26 years ago.

We're hiring an Assistant to the Executive Director!

We're hiring a full-time Assistant to the Executive Director, based in our Philadelphia office. Learn more about the position and how to apply.

Over 60 judicial misconduct complaints filed against Judge Anthony Mariani as ALC releases report detailing Mariani’s abusive, racist behavior and roles of Pittsburgh policing, probation, and punishment systems in death of Gerald Thomas

ALC has published a new report, ‘Death-Making Institutions’: How Police, Probation and the Judiciary Caused Gerald Thomas to Die in Jail.'. In addition to the report, the law firm's court watching program announced it has filed 62 judicial misconduct complaints against Judge Anthony Mariani of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

ALC June 2022 Newsletter

Get the lowdown on our spring-to-summer organizing and legal updates, plus a recommended reading list curated by some of ALC's staff.

After 20-Month Investigation, Lawyers Uncover Compelling Evidence Concerning Treatment of Incarcerated People with Mental Illness at Allegheny County Jail

The motion contains compelling evidence obtained during an exhaustive 20-month period of discovery that Allegheny County has been violating the rights of incarcerated people with psychiatric disabilities by failing to provide them with proper treatment and subjecting them to prolonged solitary confinement and routine excessive force.

We're hiring a full-time Paralegal based in Pittsburgh!

ALC is seeking a full-time paralegal based in Pittsburgh. The paralegal will assist our legal department in managing correspondence with incarcerated people, tracking human rights violations in jails and prisons, and assisting in litigation.

Mother of Gerald Thomas and survivors of ACJ address ongoing deaths, medical neglect and call for resignation of Warden Harper, investigation into Judge Mariani citing anti-Black racist conduct

This Thursday, the family of Gerald Thomas, alongside victims and survivors of Allegheny County Jail (ACJ), will gather on the steps Pittsburgh’s City County Building to call attention to both the ongoing crises of deaths and medical neglect overseen by Warden Orlando Harper, and the racist judicial misconduct deployed by local Allegheny County Judge Anthony Mariani.

Welcome Home Shakaboona!

Shakaboona and Patricia Vickers

Comrade, client, and human rights activist Kerry ‘Shakaboona’ Marshall - imprisoned since age 17 - is free after more than 33 years! At approximately 10:30 am yesterday morning, Kerry ‘Shakaboona’ Marshall walked out of the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia and into the free world.

Lawsuit Challenging Death By Incarceration Goes Before PA Supreme Court

Oral argument in our historic lawsuit challenging the lifetime ban on parole for those who did not kill or intend to kill was heard by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday April 13.

Filed: McCray v Allegheny County

Represented by ALC, Clayton McCray of Pittsburgh is suing Allegheny County Jail Medical Director, med staff and former Deputy Warden, Laura Williams, after he endured prolonged neglect that led to amputation of his leg.