A month ago, Frank Smart made a phone call from the Allegheny County Jail declaring that he was not receiving his anti-seizure medication. A few hours later – after one day of being in the jail’s custody – he was dead.
This isn’t the first time something like this has happened in the Allegheny County Jail, according to Randa Ruge, an organizer for “United Steelworkers of America.”
That’s why area advocacy organizations have launch of the Allegheny County Jail Health Justice Project. The project aims to ensure that inmates receive comprehensive health care.