Allegheny County Jail just reported their 17th death in the past 18 months. An inmate, Anthony Talotta, suffers from autism and was reported dead after being within the County Jail for two weeks. “He had been there less than 2 weeks and now he is dead,” said Allegheny County Council member-at-large, Bethany Hallam, a member of the jail oversight board.
Hallam said the notification of Talotta’s death is also a concern — she said the board wasn’t notified. The jail oversight board is currently investigating this matter.