The Bail Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system – one person at a time. They pay bail for people who are legally presumed innocent, and whom a judge has already deemed eligible for release from jail before trial contingent on paying bail.
“Our local teams receive referrals from community members and public defenders, and conduct interviews in jail.”
All of the donations made to The Bail Project “go directly toward paying bail for our clients.”
“We determine eligibility for free bail assistance based on a person’s bail amount, the reliability of contact information, and a track record of prior court appearances, if applicable.”
– The Bail Project Website FAQ