Hey there,

Criminal justice reform can sometimes seem unapproachably complicated. But when it comes to how cash bail fuels mass incarceration, the story is rather simple.

Unaffordable cash bail is the single most preventable driver of mass incarceration in the United States, accounting for all jail growth in the past 20 years and exacerbating racial disparities in every corner of the criminal justice system. In this short video, our founder Robin explains just how that’s happened, and how The Bail Project is disrupting this two-tier system of “justice.”

Want to see more of The Bail Project in action? You can check out

our St. Louis team, recently featured on St. Louis Public Radio and NBC News!

Til next time,
The Bail Project Team