DEFINITION

What is cash bail?

PURPOSE

Who do bail funds support?

THE NEED

Why do we need bail funds?

SUppORt

How to support bail fund projects & organizations

b a i l f u n d s

"Cash bail, by definition, is a form of conditional release for a person who has been accused of a crime, but has yet to have a trial. The idea is simple: require people to put an amount of money they can afford on the line and they will have a financial incentive to come back to court until their case is resolved. Over the past few decades, however, cash bail has become a mechanism for incarcerating low-income people before trial. Judges routinely set bail amounts that people cannot afford, particularly for people of color. As a result, we have a two-tier system where two individuals charged with exactly the same thing are treated differently based on their race and economic status."

 
 

Supporting bail fund projects can look differently depending on the support you want to give.

 

×Host a fundraising party

× Discuss the bail bond crisis with friends & family

× Vote

× Research & Educate

× Ask friends & family to donate in place of birthday presents 

× Donate stock or Donate in the name of someone

 

Donations to most bail fund projects are 100% tax-deductible. 

Bail

fund

Projects & organizations

Click here for a list of: 

Organized by State & County

Bail: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) PG-13

Breaking Down Bail: Debunking Common Bail Myths (Brave New Films)

 

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