Mama's Day Bail out
Some mothers will be celebrating Mother's Day without their families this year. The cash bail system unjustly separated them. These women are in custody because they can't afford to pay the bond that would release them to carry on with their life, family, and work while their case advances.
Research shows that people who post bail have lower rates of conviction, less severe sentences, and lower rates of recidivism than those who cannot. Without bail many are at risk of losing their employment, their housing, and custody of their children. The ability to pay bail has significant and lasting consequences.