The Bail Project – Gary serves people incarcerated at the Lake County Jail in the Circuit Court of Lake County court system.
The Bail Project came to Lake County in January 2020. We’ve partnered with the Urban League, the Salvation Army, and with the Regional Mental Health Center and Edgewater Behavioral Health Services to help people obtain resources and care after they’re released from the county jail.
There were nearly four times as many people incarcerated in Lake County in 2017 than there were in 1970.
The number of people incarcerated pretrial state-wide in Indiana more than tripled from 1978 to 2013.
The number of women incarcerated in Lake County was nearly 14 times greater in 2017 than it was in 1970.
There are over three times as many Black people as whites in jail in Lake County, but Black people only make up 23 percent of the general population.
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