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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ___________ #TSRPositiveImages: As #MothersDay approaches, #NationalBailOut is hard at work trying to reunite families before the big holiday. ___________ The black-led collective, which is working to end systems of mass incarceration, is working with groups all over the country on Mother’s Day to bail out as many black mothers and caregivers as they can. ___________ It doesn’t stop there. Now in its third year, the organization works to provide supportive services and fellowship opportunities for those they bail out as well as organize to end pretrial detention. The movement uses the hashtag #FreeBlackMamas. ___________ “The National Bail Out Collective coordinates the Mama’s Day Bail Outs, where we bail out as many Black Mamas and caregivers as we can so they can spend Mother’s Day with their families where they belong,” National Bail Out says on-read more at TheShadeRoom.com! (📹: @nationalbailout)
According news outlet WUSA9:
A Maryland-based group is working to get at least 15 women out of jail before Mother’s Day.
‘Free Black Mamas DMV’ is bailing out women who were arrested for minor crimes and cannot afford to get from behind bars.
“We are talking about both biological mothers, community mamas, community aunties, caretakers – bailing them out to raise public consciousness about the inhumanity of cash bail,” Samantha Master said.
The coalition plans to bail the more than one dozen women in Maryland, including places like Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City.
“Black people make up 33 percent of Maryland’s total population and over 60 percent of all of those incarcerated in Maryland,” Master explained.
The effort is part of a push to end cash bail systems and pre-trial detention across the country.
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