Money bail is one of the main causes of mass incarceration in the United States. Yet, few people know what the money bail system is, let alone how it all works or why we need to do away with it. The reality is that 70% of people in jail are there for one reason: living in poverty. Low-income Americans are sitting in jails for days, months, and even years simply because they can’t afford to pay high bail amounts. All the while, private companies are profiting in the billions each year. This must end.
Please join the ACLU of Pennsylvania South Central Chapter and the Dauphin County Bail Fund for a screening of The Bail Trap.
The movie is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are required. Email your name and the number of tickets needed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post Film Discussion: ACLU-PA’s Criminal Justice Policy Counsel, Nyssa Taylor and a representative from the Dauphin County Bail Fund will lead a discussion and Q & A following the movie.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/378675629604262/
250 Reily St
Harrisburg, PA 17102
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