Various Counties in Pennsylvania Posting Personal Information of Former Inmates Online in Violation of PA Law

KSG is investigating claims for a class action lawsuit against a number of Pennsylvania counties who have or had posted personal information of current and former inmates, including booking photos/mugshots that were taken by the various counties’ correctional facilities and posted on the Internet in violation of Pennsylvania law. Those counties include:

Armstrong County

Fayette County

Greene County

Mifflin County

Washington County

Westmoreland County

KSG has filed a class action suit against Bucks County and Bucks County Correctional Facility for taking and posting booking photos/mugshots of nearly 70,000 former inmates online. Click here to see our post regarding a news story about this suit.

In addition, KSG has filed a class action lawsuit against Montgomery County and Montgomery County Correctional Facility for taking and posting personal information of at least 12,000 persons online. Click here to see the complaint filed in The Court for Common Pleas for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Criminal History Record Information Act (“CHRIA”) prohibits sharing a person’s arrest record with anyone outside of law enforcement if the person isn’t convicted of a crime. Any county in violation of CHRIA could be liable for between $1,000 and $10,000 per person.

If you or someone you love was arrested in one of the above-referenced counties, and you believe your personal information may have been posted online in violation of PA law, please call us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options. You can also contact us by filling out the form located on this page.

Kohn, Swift & Graf specializes in class actions, including complex consumer litigation. The firm strives to provide the highest quality of service to ensure that consumers get the justice they deserve. We are centrally located in Philadelphia, PA.