- Combined drug overdose cited as cause of death for man incarcerated at Allegheny County Jail
- Hours before he died, the Allegheny County Jail released an incarcerated man with intellectual disability from custody
- Allegheny County announces contract for ‘historical review of fatalities’ hours after fifth jail death
PINJ has paid particular attention to the Allegheny County Jail throughout the pandemic, as virus mitigation forced incarcerated individuals to remain in their cells for 23 hours a day, illness and staff shortages among incarcerated kitchen workers caused meals to be limited at times to baloney sandwiches prompting an investigation by the County Controller and severe staff shortages in the medical and mental health staffs, reduced treatments and programs for the incarcerated. PINJ has tracked the deaths of those in custody of the Allegheny County Jail for two years, culminating in a three-part series.