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:
- Bail is set.
- Bail is paid.
- Bail returns to fund at the end of a client’s case
- 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.