2018 Kansas City Black Father's Day Bail Out

2018 Kansas City Black Father's Day Bail Out

From KC IWOC

Keeping in line with our Mother's Day Bail Out, Reale Justice Network & Social Justice Doula’s International is working with local and national organizations to Bail Black Dads out for Father's Day.

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With help from local organizations and allies, Reale Justice Network & Social Justice Doula’s International will raise funds to secure the bail men out and provide support services to keep them out.

Until we can put an end to the unfair system of cash bail we will continue to free ourselves.

1 in 9 Black children have 1 parent who is incarcerated. We know that incarceration causes exponential harm to black and brown families.

We plan to bail Black Dads out from Jackson and Wyandotte County jails as well as surrounding counties until funds are depleted. Your donation will cover bail and other support services.

Please use this donation link to contribute to this cause. https://fundly.com/2018-kc-black-fathers-day-bail-out

Every day tens of thousands of people languish in jail simply because they cannot afford bail. In addition to the over $9 billion wasted to incarcerate people who have been convicted of no crime, pre-trial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on families and communities. Even a few days in jail can ruin a person’s life. They may lose their job, their family may lose housing and some even lose their children.

Money bail is often unaffordable, leaving many black men incarcerated for weeks, months, or even years even though they have not been convicted of a crime.

90% of individuals in jails who remain detained awaiting trial are unable to afford bail.

People of color are less likely to be able to afford bail. Black and Latino people are half as likely to be able to afford bail as white people.

Since 1980, the number of incarcerated people has grown by 500%. Fed by a racist War on Drugs, that our current Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to resurrect, millions of people have been taken from their families.

Pre-trial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on our communities in particular. Black people are over two times more likely to be arrested and once arrested are twice as likely to be cage

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