The ACLU of Pennsylvania has filed an amended complaint against the Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board updating a previously filed lawsuit alleging multiple persistent violations of the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act. The lawsuit was originally filed by Rachel Radke, a community advocate who seeks a number of reforms at Allegheny County Jail. The latest filing adds another community advocate for criminal legal reform.

The lawsuit alleges that the Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board failed to post public meeting agendas 24 hours in advance of the meeting; unreasonably restricted and ignored public comments; and used closed, executive session meetings to discuss topics that should have been part of public discourse.


Witold Walczak, ACLU of Pennsylvania

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

Stephanie R. Reiss and John K. Gisleson, Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius LLP


Court of Common Please of Allegheny County