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Allegheny Jail Abuses

At 339, Allegheny County’s use last year of a restraint chair on pretrial detainees “was almost four times more per capita than all other jails in Pennsylvania,” according to a federal complaint by three women with mental or physical disabilities who were jailed ahead of trial.

PITTSBURGH — At 339, Allegheny County’s use last year of a restraint chair on pretrial detainees “was almost four times more per capita than all other jails in Pennsylvania,” according to a federal complaint by three women with mental or physical disabilities who were jailed ahead of trial.

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