Press Release

Rockey: Latest county jail death points to systemic failures


September 13, 2023

PITTSBURGH – Joe Rockey, Republican nominee for Allegheny County Executive, today issued the following statement regarding the latest reported death at the Allegheny County Jail:

“It is intolerable that we have added yet another name to the list of those who have died in county jail custody. The facility is understaffed, its employees overwhelmed and the failure is originating from the top. As County Executive, I will ensure a full complement of employees and provide the needed support for employees there. It is one of the reasons I was proud to be endorsed by the 400 members of the Allegheny County Prison Employees Independent Union.”