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Antiracist Resources: Bail Funds

Guide to antiracist resources including books, films, articles, primary sources, local and national action networks, protest resources, and bail funds.

Bail Funds

A bail fund is an organization that raises money for the purpose of posting bail for people in jail on pre-trial detention who otherwise could not afford it. Many bail funds recoup the bail money at the end of a person's case, thereby replenishing the fund for others in need. There are both national and regional bail funds. Please note that in the last week some bail funds have received so many donations that they are asking individuals to donate elsewhere.

Here are a few directories of bail funds by state:

Selected online resources on mass incarceration, bail reform, and prison labor from the SVA Library's online collections: