The Bail Project is a national nonprofit that provides free bail assistance and community-based pretrial support for thousands of low-income Americans every year, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence. We believe that paying bail for someone in need is an act of resistance against a system that criminalizes race and poverty and an act of solidarity with local communities and movements for decarceration. To date, we have secured freedom for over 12,000 people in more than 20 cities across the U.S., while working with community partners to advance systemic change.
Every dollar invested in The Bail Project’s National Revolving Bail Fund can be recycled: once a case is closed and bail funds are returned, we can reuse those funds to post bail for another client, approximately two times per year.
Our work is made possible thanks to the generous support of thousands of individual donors across the U.S. and around the world. This holiday season, you can give the gift of freedom — donate today!