B-PEP's Tim Stevens addresses Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board
Thursday, May 18 2023
"A lot of it is emotional, because it should be - but a lot of it is logical, and implementable." -Tim Stevens, Chairman / CEO, Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) addresses the Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board on May 18, 2023
At an occasionally tense meeting that garnered passionate responses on Thursday, the Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board heard from multiple community stakeholders regarding the continual issues plaguing the Allegheny County Jail (ACJ). Inmate deaths, Inadequate access to healthcare, staff shortages, the continual avoidance of accountability and other longstanding problems prompted B-PEP's Tim Stevens to publicly advocate for changes.