The Bail Project

Freedom should be free. It seems like a no brainer yet day after day people are being denied their right to freedom because they can’t pay bail. They end up sitting in jail until trial while they lose their jobs and cost taxpayers. The Bail Project was launched to turn the tide on this issue. And it is a brilliant concept. Create a fund to bail out individuals who can’t afford it and make it easy for them to return to court. The bail money is returned to the fund and used to bail out more people. The concept was started in the Bronx with the Bronx Freedom Fund and has been extremely successful. Today I am talking with Dolores Canales, Director of Talent Development for the Bail Project, about the impact this initiative is having on real peoples lives.

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