Direct Service

2017

Unnamed is a non-profit that aims to reduce the number of people incarcerated in Lake County jail by advocating for and facilitating alternative sentencing programs. Lake County, one of the northernmost counties in Illinois, houses its only jail in Waukegan, IL. This year, Lake County Jail’s average daily population (629 inmates) has grown alarmingly close to its 740 inmate capacity, causing a host of problems. Over incarcerating individuals (Mass incarceration) is a concern, even on the local level, for a number of reasons including the financial and social burdens it creates for individuals, their communities, and taxpayers at large. Unnamed seeks to prevent the imminent overcrowding of Lake County jail and work toward restorative justice practices.