The Bail Project – Indianapolis serves people incarcerated at the Marion County Jail and the Marion County Jail II in the Marion County Circuit Court system.
Since 2016, nearly a dozen counties across Indiana have piloted bail reform measures for people accused of low-level crimes, and a court ruled all counties must reduce their use of cash bail by 2020. However, in its place, the state has relied heavily on pretrial algorithms to determine whether to release people from incarceration. The number of people released pretrial on electronic monitoring is also growing rapidly, as courts reduce their use of cash bail and seek to relieve jail overcrowding. In Marion County, where we launched our Indianapolis site, pervasive electronic monitoring has caused anguish for our clients who must pay daily fees for the trackers and risk jail time if the machines malfunction. We’re working with the county’s public defender office and the Marion County Re-Entry Coalition to connect people with services they need.
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