Tell your state to pass bail reform!
We’ve all heard about the damaging effects of mass incarceration. But here’s one contributor to the problem that gets barely any coverage: the bail system. Every day, people who commit low-level crimes get trapped in jail because they can’t afford to pay their way out.
Luckily, several states have done something about it, passing laws to lower bail fees and even abolish bail for most low-level crimes. If you click to engage with this campaign, you can see whether your state has already implemented these reforms, or if it’s late to the game and needs some pushing.
The simplest ask is to abolish cash-only bail, and bail for nonviolent misdemeanors. So, let’s do it! Tell your state reps to pass bail reform now!
Nobody should get trapped in prison for being poor. See if your state has joined the push for bail reform.