St. Louis

The Bail Project – St. Louis serves people in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles incarcerated at the MCI The Workhouse, Criminal Justice Center, St. Louis County Jail, and the St. Charles County Jail in the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court, St. Louis County Circuit Court, 25th Judicial Circuit, and the 11th Judicial Circuit Court court systems.

There are 88 municipalities in St. Louis County, most with their own police departments. Municipal courthouses and police departments still rely on punitive practices to fund their budgets. In addition to providing bail assistance, we’re part of an effort to close the “Workhouse,” the brutal and deadly local jail in the city of St. Louis. We work with the local public defender’s offices to identify clients and ArchCity Defenders, Action St. Louis, and Mission: St. Louis to connect clients to services they need. 

The Bail Project came to St. Charles, Missouri, in January 2020. We’ve partnered with the local public defender’s office to identify clients for whom we can post bond.

Team

Michael Milton

Statewide Advocacy & Policy Manager

Chase Shiflet

Bail Disruptor

Gwen Smith

Bail Disruptor

Tracy Stanton

Bail Disruptor

Akilah Pelt

Bail Disruptor

Ellie Zimmerman

Data and Finance Administrator

Fast Facts

More than 99 percent of people incarcerated at the Workhouse are being detained pretrial.

In 2019, a federal judge ruled that St. Louis jails couldn’t hold people for lack of ability to pay bail. Reform efforts have also resulted in St. Louis County’s jail population falling significantly since 2018.

There are six times as many Black people incarcerated at the Workhouse than white people.

The city of St. Louis spends at least $16 million a year to operate the Workhouse, representing a substantial part of its budget.

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The Bail Project - St. Louis serves people in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles incarcerated at the MCI The Workhouse, Criminal Justice Center, St. Louis County Jail, and the St. Charles County Jail in the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court, St. Louis County Circuit Court, 25th Judicial Circuit, and the 11th Judicial Circuit Court court systems.

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