Fires Set in Uprising at Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh

Published April 27, 2021

Fires Set in Uprising at Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh

Fires were set by prison rebels at Allegheny County Jail in an uprising against poor medical conditions and lack of medication.

The fire started on pod 8E, the segregation, or solitary confinement, unit at the jail.

Imprisoned people at Allegheny County Jail are being denied their psychological medications. This fire also occurred while several pods are on quarantine status for COVID-19.

Imprisoned comrades around the country are fighting back against the brutality of prison administrations, who routinely deny basic medical and psychological medications. In the United States' white supremacist prison enslavement system, prisoners are routinely tortured and murdered, whether through medical neglect or more direct means, by racist prison pigs.

Revolutionaries on both sides of prison walls must fight back in defense of the lives of imprisoned people. The courageous actions of prison rebels at Allegheny County Jail should inspire abolitionists and revolutionaries around the country to follow in their example.