On the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 4th at 3:00 PM, PIIN will host its second Interfaith Prayer Vigil to honor the victims of death, abuse, and neglect, and to call for an end to the inhumane conditions at the Allegheny County Jail. We invite you to join us and stand for just, moral, and humane treatment for all God’s people!
PIIN’s Allegheny County Jail ((ACJ) Action Group was formed in September in response to the 17 deaths at the Allegheny County Jail since March 2020 and the county-commissioned survey which exposed inhumane conditions documented at the ACJ. PIIN has held monthly actions and sought to build relationships with the Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board, whose administrative powers and duties include the operation and maintenance of the prison and all alternative housing facilities, the oversight of the health and safekeeping of inmates and the confirmation of the chief executive’s selection of a warden. (Title 61 – PA General Assembly).
PIIN has met with judges, council members, jail staff, and organizations to collaborate on real solutions to the problems at the jail. PIIN works with the Renewal Center to offer returning citizens the opportunity to participate in our Colorful Backgrounds EXPO re-entry program. We were proud to contribute to Allegheny County Controller Corey O’Connor’s recent recommendations to the jail.
Please join us and stand in solidarity with all the victims of death, abuse, and neglect under failed policy and leadership in Allegheny County.