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The Bail Project Louisville reunites 42 inmates with their families for Thanksgiving

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The Bail Project is reuniting inmates with their loved ones over the holiday.

The nonprofit posted bail for 42 Jefferson county inmates this week ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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The organization works with the Public Defenders Office to find low-level offenders unable to pay their bail.

They then interview the inmates to make sure they are a good fit for their mission.

The hope is to get them back home with a support system as they work through their court case.

“80% of the people that are in our local jails right now are there simply because they cannot afford their bail and just to be at that point in your life is devastating. So we want to do whatever we can to bring as many people home as possible and give them their opportunity to come and have their day in the court,” said Shameka-Parrish Wright of the Bail Project.

Once they complete their court cases, the bail money is refunded and goes right back into their fund to bail others out.

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