57-year-old Anthony Talotta was incarcerated at Allegheny County Jail for two weeks. He had severe intellectual/developmental disabilities and died while in custody. Details regarding his death have not been released.
Pittsburgh: Healing or dehumanizing – Experts explore the rise in involuntary psychiatric commitment petitions
Involuntary psychiatric commitment is a form of medical incarceration where an individual is confined at a psychiatric hospital without their consent. “Amanda, I’m so sorry. The cops are here.” Panic shot through Amanda Wilson as she looked up from the hammock chair on the back deck of her Millvale home, taking in the grim expression […]
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 […]
Hours before he died, Pittsburgh Jail released an autistic man with intellectual disability from custody
Pittsburgh Institute for Non-Profit Journalism: “Anthony Talotta, 57, died Wednesday at UPMC Mercy Hospital after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Allegheny County Jail. Talotta, diagnosed with autism and intellectual disability, was rushed from the jail’s mental health unit. The jail released him from its custody hours before his death. Talotta is […]