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Now a licensed nursing assistant, Leah did not let her difficult experience being held in jail pretrial dictate her future.

STORIES

STORIES

Now a licensed nursing assistant, Leah did not let her difficult experience being held in jail pretrial dictate her future.

STORIES

Now a licensed nursing assistant, Leah did not let her difficult experience being held in jail pretrial dictate her future.

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Join our community of passionate monthly donors and start making a difference in someone’s life today!

FREEDOM
FUNDERS

FREEDOM FUNDERS

Join our community of passionate monthly donors and start making a difference in someone’s life today!

FREEDOM
FUNDERS

Join our community of passionate monthly donors and start making a difference in someone’s life today!

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Win or lose on the football field, Michigan can beat Ohio State by passing bail reform.

POLICY

POLICY

Win or lose on the football field, Michigan can beat Ohio State by passing bail reform.

POLICY

Win or lose on the football field, Michigan can beat Ohio State by passing bail reform.

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Many people understand that cash bail is unfair. We have a better option.

LEARN

LEARN

Many people understand that cash bail is unfair. We have a better option.

LEARN

Many people understand that cash bail is unfair. We have a better option.

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Assuming people need money on the line to return to court is false – and we have the data to prove it.

DATA

DATA

Assuming people need money on the line to return to court is false – and we have the data to prove it.

DATA

Assuming people need money on the line to return to court is false – and we have the data to prove it.

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Dominic and The Bail Project team up in Florida to bail people out of the jail he was once incarcerated in.

IN  ACTION

IN  ACTION

Dominic and The Bail Project team up in Florida to bail people out of the jail he was once incarcerated in.

IN ACTION

Dominic and The Bail Project team up in Florida to bail people out of the jail he was once incarcerated in.

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Rich or poor, we are entitled to equal justice. But bail creates a two-tier system: One for people with money, and one for everyone else. The Bail Project pays bail for those in need – for free. At the same time, we are working to take money out of justice. Our mission is to create a fairer system, one that truly treats people as innocent until proven otherwise.

NEWS AND STORIES

The Bail Project in Georgia
PRESS RELEASES

The Bail Project to Resume Operations in Atlanta

Organization to continue charitable work after judge temporarily blocks restrictive law
Do you really have the right to a lawyer?
LEARN

Expectation vs. Reality: Your Right to a Lawyer

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you might not get one. At every step of a court case, your Constitutional right to an attorney may surprise you.
Detroit, MI and Cash Bail Reform
POLICY

Take it from a Chief Judge: Bail Reform Works

Detroit sees a dramatic decrease in crime, and safer communities, by limiting the use of cash bail.

CLIENT STORIES

DATA

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Everyone deserves equal access to justice.

Join us in lending a helping hand and creating a system that works for all.

The Bail Project is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible.

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30100
people reunited with their families
29
jurisdictions
1221696
days of incarceration prevented
94000000
tax dollars saved

Since 2017, The Bail Project has directly helped thousands of people across America.

We pay bail for low-income people at no cost to them. We also help them return to court and navigate voluntary supportive services while they wait for their trial. Using the data and stories we gather every day, we provide evidence that informs better policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

Will you join us?

Our data, gathered from thousands of bailouts across the country, tells an indisputable and positive story: 

Bail is not what makes people return to court. 

Knowing this, we focus on four key goals:

Extending

Extending a helping hand to those who need it right now.

Advocating

Advocating for evidence-based pretrial policies and practices.

Demonstrating

Demonstrating an alternative to bail: Community Release with Support.

Elevating

Elevating the stories of those harmed by unaffordable bail.

Extending

Extending a helping hand to those who need it right now.

Advocating

Advocating for evidence-based pretrial policies and practices.

Demonstrating

Demonstrating an alternative to bail: Community Release with Support.

Elevating

Elevating the stories of those harmed by unaffordable bail.

The Bail Project Nationwide

The Bail Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with dozens of locations across the United States. We can only offer bail assistance in cities where we have a local branch. If you need help with bail, please submit a request.

The Bail Project will never ask you for money or fees.

Our services are 100% free.

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