Durham: The Bail Trap: American Ransom

May 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Please join us for a free screening of The Bail Trap: American Ransom, a multimedia series highlighting the need to reform the bail system in America.

The money bail system is broken: private companies reap exorbitant profits by scavenging off 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, the majority of people in jails – over 70% - are there for one simple reason: their income status.

To address the problem of money bail, Brave New Films, a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has produced The Bail Trap: American Ransom, a multimedia series highlighting the need to reform the bail system in America. In partnership with Brave New Films, the Marcus Harris Foundation is proud to present a free screening of The Bail Trap: American Ransom as the inaugural installment in its ongoing Vigilant Struggle Series.

Please join us for this special screening, which will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring legal experts and community activists, including ACLU of North Carolina Staff Attorney Sneha Shah, who will share their experiences in the fight to eliminate money bail.

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