Follow Up: Calls for Allegheny County Jail warden to be fired after inmate deaths

Read the Initial Report: Autistic Allegheny County inmate with intellectual disability dies at UPMC Mercy Hospital

WPXI: There are currently 1,431 inmates housed in the Allegheny County Jail, and 17 people have died in this jail since April 2020.

“Following the recent death of Anthony Talotta, a mentally disabled inmate, organization leaders are calling the situation a state of emergency and are pushing for “Warden Harper to be fired yesterday.”

Talotta died just two weeks after being incarcerated at the jail. His death, along with staffing, deplorable health conditions and regulatory concerns have prompted a class action lawsuit.

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