Resources

Community Bail Funds

Nationwide, there are networks of community bail funds. According to The Bail Project, “the revolving bail fund is a critical tool to prevent incarceration and combat racial and economic inequities in the bail system.”

The “revolving bail fund” works this way:

  1. Bail is set.
  2. Bail is paid.
  3. Bail returns to fund at the end of a client’s case
  4. Bail money used to free someone else

Bail funds work with community leaders, public defenders, and local organizations to identify those in pre-trial incarceration or at risk of it. The amounts provided for bail can vary depending on the fund. It’s best to contact your local fund for specific information.

Links:

National Bail Fund Network

The Bail Project

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