BALT is working with nearly two dozen local and national groups across the country to come together for the first ever National Mamas Bail Out Day. This historic event will bail out Black mothers so they can be reunited with their families and communities for Mother’s Day. We will post bail for birth mothers, trans mothers, and other women who support families and communities. Together we are working to dismantle the inhumane cash bail system. We need your support to reunite as many mothers as possible with their loved ones.
It is estimated that everyday an average of 700,000 people are separated from their families and condemned to cages simply because they can not afford to pay bail. In addition to the over $9 billion wasted to incarcerate folks who have been convicted of no crime, pre-trial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on families and communities. This action will highlight the human costs of money bail and will leverage our collective power and resources to bail mother’s out of jail so they can spend Mother’s Day with their families and communities.
Support this action and bring mothers home in Baltimore.
For the latest on bail reform efforts in Baltimore, please visit the Coalition for Safe and Just Maryland's website to read the statement on the rejection of Senate Bill 983. BALT urges Marylanders to build upon the action that's been taken to ensure future legislation is passed to bring about change in Maryland's pretrial system.
Important note: BALT will not use any bail bonding services for this effort.
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For more information on the national campaign, Click Here.