• No Money Down

    No Money Down

    The use of money bonds to hold people who are arrested is falling out of favor in an increasing number of courts across the U.S., and Allegheny County is among them. The reasons include concerns about mass incarceration, as well as jail costs, civil lawsuits and studies that find jail time increases the chances of... More

  • Overabundance



    When it comes to governments, southwestern Pennsylvania has plenty. In fact, few regions in the nation are more fragmented. So it’s not surprising that consolidation has been a popular topic of late. And, to some extent, the notion appears to be taking hold. More

  • Saving Money, Changing Lives


    Saving Money, Changing Lives

    On any given day, more than 2,300 people live in the Allegheny County jail. Many will return at some point after they are released, placing a heavy burden on taxpayers, complicating their chances for rehabilitation, and putting the outcomes of their families and children at risk. More