Allegheny County Jail
The mission of the Allegheny County Bureau of Corrections is to protect the citizens of Allegheny County from criminal offenders through a collaborative system of incarceration which securely segregates offenders from society, assures offenders of their constitutional rights, and maintains diagnostic rehabilitative treatment programs to enhance the success of offenders' reintegration into society.
The Jail is funded primarily by real estate tax dollars. The County derives revenue from per diem payments for housing of federal prisoners. In addition, since 1997, the Jail has charged nominal fees to inmates for certain voluntary non-essential services including non-emergency dental and medical services and copying services. The budget for the jail is included in the annual reports.