Cash Bail

Neon sign reads "bail bonds."

Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Dismantle Money Bail System

Bill supporter Color of Change: “When taxpayers foot the bill for needlessly locking up poor people before trial, the government is essentially subsidizing a racist, unnecessary and outright dangerous industry.”

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John Legend Explains How Cash Bail Traps People of Color

Narrated by Legend and illustrated by Molly Crabapple, a new video from Color of Change explains how bail practices fuel mass incarceration.

National Black Mama's Bail Out Seeks to Reunite Families for Mother's Day

“We are committed to building a community-based movement to end pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.”

Red garage door with "McFadden's Bail Bonds" painted on it in yellow, "For Rent" sign posted over the lettering

Philadelphia's City Council Calls on Officials to End Cash Bail System

Will the courts and the district attorney’s office take up the challenge?

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California's Top Judge Stands Against Cash Bail Practices

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye: “I support the conclusion that California’s current pre-trial system unnecessarily compromises victim and public safety.”

Two Black women with floral wreaths around their heads who were bailed out of  Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater, Florida, by Dream Defenders on May 11, 2017, talk to a reporter about National Bail Out day.

Inside the Movement to Free People Who Are Only in Jail Because They Can't Afford Bail

Eliminating cash bail has become a focal point in the fight to transform the criminal justice system. Inside the wins and challenges of a growing movement that raises money to free people of color who are in jail simply because they can’t afford to post bail.