Join the ACLU in Elk Grove for a free film screening and discussion on money bail and what we can do to replace this broken system in California.
Are you aware that Black people, Latinos, and Native Americans are twice as likely to be stuck in jail because they can't afford bail? The U.S. money bail system is largely to blame for over-crowded jails across the nation. 70 percent of people are incarcerated for one simple reason: being too poor.
Unscrupulous bail bonds contracts allow private corporations to make exorbitant profits off of people living in poverty. While people with access to wealth can buy their freedom, poor people have weeks, months, and even years of their lives taken away from them.
This isn’t justice. Race or socio-economic status should not determine whether someone is free or in jail while they await their trial.
Come and see "The Bail Trap" with us in Elk Grove! California needs bail reform now.
Elk Grove Library: Elk Grove Meeting Room
8900 Elk Grove Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
This event is presented by Bend the Arc & the ACLU of Northern CA.