Peoples Bail Out NYC - Community-Powered Bail Outs from NYC Jails
Peoples Bail Out NYC, formerly Covid Bail Out NYC, mobilized in response to catastrophe in 2020, when Rikers Island was the global hotspot for the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, the NYPD, judges, and prosecutors have used the pandemic, the 2020 uprising, and bail reform as pretexts to send more people to NYC jails for longer and ramp up criminalization of NYC's Black and brown communities. Our response: Get our people free -- quickly and safely.
Covid-19 remains a threat in the jails, but avoidable illness is not the only violence our people endure. Since 2021, over 44 of our neighbors have died from systemic neglect and abandonment in NYC jails; thousands and thousands more are traumatized daily by the violence they endure in city cages.
Peoples Bail Out NYC's community bail outs are radical acts of community defense against pretrial jailing on Rikers, the Boat, Horizons, and Crossroads -- a tactic designed to kill and traumatize us.
Your contribution gets people free and supported: 100% of what you give pays for bail New Yorkers post for their neighbors and loved ones AND for support our people bailed out need to recover from incarceration, like housing, food, medical care, work supplies, and more.
We appreciate you for joining the large and loving community who've donated what they can, so Peoples Bail Out NYC can continue to mobilize bail outs from Rikers and other city jails. 🖤 People Power!
Through its sponsorship of Peoples Bail Out NYC, The Center for NuLeadership on Human Justice and Healing (nuleadership.org) builds on its deep relationships and tested strategies to take back communities from criminalization in ways that changes lives, journeys, conditions, and futures.
Peoples Bail Out NYC (peoplesbailoutproject.org) is the only initiative organizing community-driven bail outs of people from NYC jails and their vital support once they are released. PBON is not a charitable bail fund, and it is not a bail bonds company. It is an abolitionist practice mobilizing New Yorkers to liberate their neighbors & loved ones from jail and ensure their safety after they're released. The Peoples Bail Out NYC is grateful to be fiscally sponsored by The Center for NuLeadership, is thankful for your support, and for everyone who co-struggles with us, including our people inside city jails. #WeGotUs #FreeThemAll