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Bail for the holidays: Give the gift of freedom

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

Hundreds of thousands of people are in jail, pre-trial, separated from their families, simply because they cannot afford to pay bail. You can help bring them home.

The U.S. spends over $9 billion annually to incarcerate individuals convicted of no crime. Black people are twice as likely to be arrested and, after being arrested, are two times more likely to be held in jail before trial. The LGBTQ+ and gender nonconforming population are even more likely to be arrested and held in jail before trial.

The National Bail Out Collective is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, activists, and legal professionals focused on building a community-based movement to support the incarcerated and ultimately end systems of pretrial detention and mass incarceration.

"We are people who have been impacted by cages - either by being in them ourselves or witnessing our family and loved ones be encaged. We are queer, trans, young, elder, and immigrant." - National Bail Out Collective

The Collective coordinates the Mama's Day Bail Outs, bailing out as many Black parents and caregivers so they can so they can spend Mother's Day with their families. The Collective also provides fellowship and employment opportunities for people they've bailed out, to support their growth and create a national community of leaders who have experienced incarceration. They also work with groups across the country to support ongoing bail reform efforts.

Ready to help bring someone home for the holidays? There's no minimum contribution amount, and the money you donate is put back into the fund when the person appears for trial, helping more people with the same money:



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