Center on Race and Social Problems

New Pittsburgh Courier: Pitt panel looks to stem mass incarceration in Allegheny County

From Left to Right: School of Social Work Dean and Center on Race and Social Problems Director Larry Davis, Panelist Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg, Introducer Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Panelist Fred Thieman, and Panelist Ed Mulvey

The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work’s Center on Race and Social Problems opened its 2018 lecture series with a recap and update on the issue of mass incarceration and Allegheny County’s efforts to stem the problem.

The program panel reported on progress coming from the University Institute of Politics’ 2015 report that noted the bulk of those incarcerated across the country are in county jails—and the bulk of those have not been adjudicated. That costs Allegheny County about $12 million a year that could be put to use on preventative and support services.

Read more in the New Pittsburgh Courier.