The cash bail system doesn’t keep people accused of crimes in jail; it keeps poor people accused of crimes in jail.
Those who can afford to pay, get to go home. Most often those jailed for lack of money to pay the bail bond are people of color. While awaiting trial – often for months – they lose jobs and housing, and their relationships with family are strained or broken.
We collaborate with North Carolina Interfaith Cash Bail Reform Committee (NC ICBRC); read more about their work in the Local Connections section below.
If working to reform the cash bail system sounds like you, get in touch. We welcome your ideas and your talents. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.