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Sheriff appoints Lake County Jail program manager, re-entry specialist

Angelica Barbosa-Gomez (left) and Mary Turley have been appointed to posts at the Lake County Jail.
Angelica Barbosa-Gomez (left) and Mary Turley have been appointed to posts at the Lake County Jail.

WAUKEGAN – Sheriff John Idleburg has announced the appointment of a new Lake County jail program manager and re-entry specialist. 

Mary Turley was selected to lead the Lake County Jail’s Programming Section. As program manager, Turley will oversee inmate education, inmate therapy programs, inmate anger-management programs, and other systems to provide inmates the educational tools and empowerment they need to succeed outside of the jail setting. Turley has years of experience working as a GED coordinator and instructor and currently serves as an adjunct instructor at the College of Lake County.  

Angelica Barbosa-Gomez was selected as the Lake County Jail re-entry specialist. Barbosa-Gomez will focus her efforts on providing information and resources to inmates preparing for re-entry into the community. This includes options on employment, stable living, continued treatment for mental health or addiction issues. She will work to help inmates have a successful re-entry into the community upon their release. 

“One of the most crucial jobs that we have is serving the incarcerated population in the Lake County Jail,” Idleburg said in a news release. “It is very important we provide jail inmates with the proper tools and resources to be successful, and contribute positively to society once they are released from our custody. These tools will empower good decision-making and ultimately reduce recidivism. We are very fortunate to have Mary Turley and Angelica Barbosa-Gomez on our team, and I know they will make tremendous positive impacts for our jail population and community.”

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