Allegheny County Jail http://wesa.fm en Allegheny County Controller Condemns Performance of Jail Healthcare Provider http://wesa.fm/post/allegheny-county-controller-condemns-performance-jail-healthcare-provider <p>Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner this week sent a letter to Corizon Health, Inc. detailing her concerns about allegations that the company is providing substandard healthcare to inmates at the Allegheny County Jail.</p><p>Those allegations first surfaced in a <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2013/12/09/Medical-firm-for-county-jail-struggles-with-medications-County-jail-health-care-provider-struggling-emails-show/stories/201312090068">Dec. 8 article&nbsp;in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</a>, which revealed internal e-mails between jail staff and Corizon.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:40:22 +0000 Liz Reid 24336 at http://wesa.fm County Jail Inmates to be Trained for Jobs in Energy Industry http://wesa.fm/post/county-jail-inmates-be-trained-jobs-energy-industry <p>About one in three Allegheny County Jail inmates who don&#39;t receive job training while incarcerated wind up back in the lockup within 12 months. But that rate is cut in half if they participate in the Jail Collaborative&#39;s education program.</p><p>Now 100&nbsp;inmates, men and women, will receive technical training toward careers in the energy industry in hopes of further reducing that rate of recidivism.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:01:12 +0000 Kevin Gavin 17959 at http://wesa.fm