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WAUKESHA NAACP-REVOLVING BAIL FUND (PILOT)



Holding someone in jail because they are too poor to post bail is unethical and unjust. Every citizen has a right to be free until they are convicted. ​ The Waukesha NAACP is exploring the prospects of a pilot Revolving Bail Fund. What are the impacts of holding someone in jail without being convicted of a crime?

  • The accused has a realistic possibility of losing their job. (most states like Wisconsin have laws supporting employer’s rights to terminate employment for any reason-or no reason at all)

  • The accused has a realistic possibility of losing their children to