We are reuniting families, creating a national community of leaders who have experienced incarceration, and working with groups across the country to transform harmful systems to keep our people safe and free.


We are working to end systems of mass incarceration and support our communities.

We work with groups all over the country on Mother’s Day to bail out as many Black Mamas and caregivers as we can, provide supportive services and fellowship opportunities for those we bail out and organize to end money bail and pretrial detention.

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National Bail Out is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. We are people who have been impacted by cages — either by being in them ourselves or witnessing our families and loved ones be encaged. We are queer, trans, young, elder, and immigrant.

  • Get Educated

    Download our Transformative Bail Curriculum and host a political education session with your community.

  • Get To Work

    This toolkit provides an overview of the bailout process; answers to frequently asked questions about bail and bail reform; a step by step guide on how to develop a bail out and supportive services plan; communications and fundraising tips; reflections on what happens after you post bail; and resources for those interested in leveraging their bail outs to advocate for the end of money bail.

    Download our “Until Freedom Comes: Comprehensive Bail Out Toolkit” to learn how you can plan your own bail out!

  • Get To Giving

    Donate to support or ongoing work! We can buy our people’s freedom and push against mass criminalization and modern bondage! A donation to the National Bail Fund can go towards getting someone out of jail or providing them with the help they need. The great news is that most of the bail money is ultimately returned so your contribution can cycle through and support multiple Bail Outs. You can also make a consistent contribution by signing up for Appolition – the digital tool that allows you to give your spare change from purchases to National Bail Out.

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