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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Reel Work Labor Film Festival:The Bail Trap


Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Program Starts: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM

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Sponsor: NAACP, Santa Cruz Indivisible Black Lives Ma
Place: RCNV, 612 Ocean St
612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz
Accessibility: Wheelchair, Restrooms, Parking

THE BAIL TRAP: American Ransom

No Money Bail

THE BAIL TRAP: American Ransom

Trailer for The Bail Trap

(Brave New Films, 2017, excerpts from 6-part series, USA)

Money bail is one of the main causes of mass incarceration in the United States. The reality is that as many as 70% of people in jail in the U.S. have not been convicted of a crime but are awaiting trial. Low-income people are sitting in jails for days, months, and even years simply because they can't afford to pay high bail amounts. And those who can make bail are enriching private insurance companies to the tune of billions each year. This must end.

Discussion to follow the film.

Panel: Discussion led by local experts

Event Hosts: Santa Cruz County Branch of NAACP, Santa Cruz Indivisible Black Lives Matter Advocates

Contact Information:
Contact: Jeffrey Smedberg
Admission: Optional/Requested
Use of funds: Organization Fundraiser
Volunteer: Cleanup