Jun 7th, 2019
"The Bail Trap" Film Screening
Join community members for a viewing of The Bail Trap: American Ransom about the injustices of cash bail, which feeds America's mass incarceration system.
The money bail system is broken: private companies achieve exorbitant profits by scavenging off of communities (primarily of color) living in poverty. Low-income Americans are sitting in jails for days, months, and even years for the most minor of infractions simply because they can’t afford to pay high bond amounts. The reality is that the majority of people in jails – over 70% - are there for one simple reason: their income status. This is both morally and legally wrong.
This event, organized by Blue Ridge Anarchist Black Cross, replaces the June Trouble screening.