The Bail Project

The Bail Project

From Alana Pollard

To combat mass incarceration and to end cash bail and to "create a more just, equitable, and humane pretrial system." This organization helps to provide free bail assistance to lower income individuals.

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We The PROUD Polycultural Productions is a student theatre productions company whose mission is to promote and support artists from an array of disadvantaged backgrounds providing them a brave space to claim artistic expression allowing them to reinvent themselves out of oppression. Through our most recent production of PASS OVER by Antoinette Nwandu, we found The Bail Project to be in line with our goals because nearly half a million people (mainly people of color) are kept in jails under false accusations. The two-tier system criminalizes poverty and is a structural linchpin of mass incarceration and racial inequality. It affects entire communities, devastates families for generations, and guts the presumption of innocence. This is why we support Bail Out funds because freedom should be free. 

"Most Americans recognize that our current pretrial system must change. But while there is growing consensus that we need reform, a shared vision for what this looks like is less clear. Without a focus on the larger systemic problems of which bail is a symptom—structural racism and mass incarceration—reform runs the risk of re-creating the harms and disparities of the current system even after ending cash bail." - The Bail Project

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