This year Reale Justice Network & Social Justice Doulas International is teaming up with National Bail Out to bring a Black Mama’s Bail Out to Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City Kansas.
We are working with community groups, organizations, grassroots orgs, non-profits and businesses to raise money to bail mama’s out for mothers day. Our allies, friends and co-conspirators will work hand in hand with us to BRING KC MAMA’S HOME. Some upcoming planned events that will benefit KC’S Mama’s Bail Out are as follows.
We are also looking to plan a home coming celebration for mama’s coming home…..please send us a private message if you are interested in helping us organize that. We plan to bail moms out from Jackson County jail first and then Wyandotte County and then other surrounding counties until funds are depleted. Your donation will cover bail and other support services.Please use this donation link to contribute to this cause. https://fundly.com/2018-kansas-city-black-mamas-bailout
Everyday tens of thousands of people languish in jail simply because they cannot afford bail. In addition to the over $9 billion wasted to incarcerate people who have been convicted of no crime, pre-trial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on families and communities. Even a few days in jail can ruin a person’s life. They may lose their job, their family may lose housing and some even lose their children.Since 1980, the number of incarcerated people has grown by 500%. Fed by a racist War on Drugs, that our current Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to resurrect, millions of people have been taken from their families.
Pre-trial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on our communities in particular. Black people are over two times more likely to be arrested and once arrested are twice as likely to be caged before trial. Our LBGTQ and gender nonconforming family are targeted and caged at even more alarming rates, and once in jail are significantly more likely to be sexually and physically abused. For instance, one in five transgender women have spent time in prison or jail and one in three of them reported being sexually assaulted while there.We can buy their freedom and push against mass criminalization and modern bondage.