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Money bail is one of the main feeders of America's mass incarceration system – and yet something most Americans know very little about. Brave New Films has created a series of short films to change that.
The Bail Trap: American Ransom is a multimedia exploring the injustices of cash bail.
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Breaking Down Bail – busting the known myths about bail.
Tai's Story: College or Bail? - a college-bound girl from Oakland sees her life derail over a $100,000 bail.
How Much Is Your Freedom Worth? - a glimpse into the heart and mind of those struggling with our criminal justice system, told by spoken word artists.
A Deal With the Devil - delves into the problems with plea deals from a lawyer's perspective and from the perspective of plea deal victims.
New Jersey’s Money Bail Overhaul: A Success Story - an example of how politicians came together across the aisle to end cash bail in New Jersey.
The Bail Trap game - we're taking back to the old school with this 8-bit game! Select a character, get arrested, and see how the consequences of money bail play out for you.
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.
During the summer of 2017, Brave New Films campaigned to #EndMoneyBail this summer in the state of California. Premiere events around the state are scheduled in key legislative districts, with audiences ranging from Bay Area activists and advocates to Los Angeles poets and politicians. Social media launches will coincide each week, with new videos from Brave New Films and other partners in the California Bail Coalition
. People who can’t attend premiere events and screenings can host their own in-home events
with all of our films before they’re released publicly and everybody should call their Assembly members demanding they #EndMoneyBail this summer.
2018 Justice on Trial Film Festival Best Short Film for The Bail Trap: American Ransom