National group is paying bail for poor jail defendants in Detroit [Bridge Magazine]

“The Bail Project has been in Detroit for only a couple months, but its staff said it already has seen cases where jailed people have seen their lives unhinged because they could not afford bail: A grandmother was stuck in the Wayne County jail after a fight with her boyfriend for four days because she couldn't afford the $3,500 bail. Family had to scramble to find emergency housing for the grandchild she was raising. The charges were dropped.”

Casey Rocheteau