We stand in solidarity and mourning with Breonna’s family, our Bail Project team in Louisville, and the Louisville community during these painful moments. We demand a new day where Black Lives Matter and where communities of color no longer have to...
The Bail ProjectAs people take to the streets to exercise their rights in #BreonnaTaylor's name and in defense of Black lives, our team of Bail Disruptors stands ready to help those met by arrests and the imposition of cash bail. #sayhername #blackwomenslivesmatter
The Bail Project“Algorithms are designed by humans, run on computers that humans built, trained on data that humans collect, & evaluated based on how well they reflect human priorities & values."
Nothing about algorithms – pretrial or otherwise – are neutral. @theappeal
The Bail ProjectIt's 2019 & we still have a jail barge in NYC – incarcerating almost entirely Black & Brown men pretrial.
Thank you @TanaGaneva for this nuanced piece on what's it actually like to post bail in NYC, the role of bail funds in fight to #EndCashBail & more.
After Enrique was booked into the Spokane County Jail on New Year's Eve, he knew that he couldn't come up with the $200 necessary to...
The Bail Project"The more people we bail out, the more people we connect to services, the more our community will see we don't have to incarcerate people."
Bail Disruptors Sabrina & Angel know the devastation of pretrial detention firsthand. Now they're fighting back.
District attorneys’ comments belie the true purpose of bail in New York and ignore the safety risks of jail itself.
The Bail ProjectProsecutors talk of "risk to public safety" when justifying locking people up pretrial. But that's not how bail's supposed to be used – and ignores the very high risk of violence people face when incarcerated pretrial.
A must-read from @JohnFPfaff.
SACRAMENTO -- Governor Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that he has signed Senate Bill 10, otherwise known as the California Money Bail Reform Act.
The bill was approved by the legislature on Aug. 21.
SB 10 eliminates money-based bail as an option...
The Bail ProjectCA's been a leader on many important issues, but #SB10 is a misstep. It's unpardonable that legislators ignored the concerns of impacted communities who brought this issue to the spotlight. SB10's not a model for other states & is no way to #EndCashBail.
The passage of Senate Bill 10 would decimate the bail industry, but many advocates say it falls short of true reform.<br />
The Bail Project#EndCashBail doesn't mean replace it w/ something worse.
The idea that people – primarily PoC – are "risks" who need to be criminalized in order to appear for court is a lie. Almost all our clients appear. Release people & provide community support.
Using a national data set, we find that over half of the people held in jail pretrial because they can't afford bail are parents of ...
The Bail ProjectAccording to a new @PrisonPolicy analysis, over half of the people in jail because they can't afford bail are parents of minor children.
Cash bail is family separation. #EndCashBail
And what Global Citizens are going to do about it.
The Bail ProjectProud to join forces with @GlblCtzn, @ACLU, @CivRightsCorps & more for this campaign to #EndMoneyBail – & to spread awareness about how cash bail & pretrial detention is not only a national, but also a global, crisis.
In jurisdictions across the country, people incarcerated before they've ever been convicted of a crime are charged a daily fee just for sitting in jail—and several courts have ruled that the practice is legal.
The Bail Project"In Virginia, local authorities are allowed to charge people up to $3/day; in North Carolina, fees are set at $10/day; in Kentucky, people can be charged up to $50. In Memphis, people are charged $38 per day while they await trial." #EndMoneyBail
With just a couple of dollars, courts and public defenders can keep people from being arrested.Court date reminders sent to defendants via text message are an inexpensive, simple intervention being tested across the country.
The Bail ProjectThe idea that people are "flight risks" is simply wrong. Programs that use text message court reminders see ~ 2% of the people enrolled missing court.
People do not need to be jailed or surveilled in order to show up to court. #EndMoneyBail