Combating Mass Incarceration through Bail Reform

Thursday, February 21, 2019
1:00pm EST / 12:00pm CST / 11:00am MST / 10:00am PST

We have all heard that our prisons and jails are overcrowded. What we may not realize is how many people are in our jails solely due to their inability to pay bail. For many, the possibility of sitting in jail until their case is heard is overwhelming--it could take months, so guilty pleas are entered (frequently by innocent people) just to get back to their families and jobs. The bail system is a remnant of Jim Crow laws that punish a disproportionately large number of people of color just because they are poor.

This webinar will not only explore the present bail system in the United States but will also introduce one solution--The Bail Project. Join Rev. Dean Bucalos, NBA Mission Specialist, as he hosts Shameka Parrish-Wright, a Bail Disrupter, who will share how a revolving bail fund is being created across the country through The Bail Project to combat the injustice of wealth-based detention. Learn how you and your congregation can get on board and address this serious injustice.

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 1:00pm EST / 12:00pm CST / 11:00am MST / 10:00am PST


Webinar Panelists:

Shameka Parrish-Wright – Bail Disrupter, The Bail Project

Rev. Dean Bucalos – Mission Specialist, NBA Prison & Jail Ministries


Rev. Monica Wedlock Kilpatrick, Director, NBA Connect Ministries

Combating Mass Incarceration through Bail Reform Webinar
Live Webinar via Zoom
Thursday, February 17, 2019
1:00pm EST / 12:00pm CST / 11:00am MST / 10:00am PST

Webinar: Beyond the Labels: The Humanization of God’s Children

This webinar addresses the reality that how we think and talk about certain people in this country is counter to what it means to be created in the image of God, and people of faith have a role in dismantling these images that fuel and support an unjust criminal system. Presented in partnership with Reconciliation Ministry.

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