Black Mama’s Bail Out Initiative Freed 100 Black Women on Mother’s Day

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Cheyenne Brewington (L) and Nee-Nee Taylor walk out of the Prince George’s County Detention Center after members of the Free Black Mamas DMV posted Brewington’s bond in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, U.S. May 6, 2019. (REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy).

The National Bail Out Collective announced that more than 100 Black women were released from jail on Mother’s Day as part of its Black Mama’s Bail Out Day initiative. The organization also raised an additional $1 million to further the work of releasing incarcerated women.

The organization’s third annual Black Mama’s Bail Out Day campaign helped provide bail to 106 mothers and caregivers in more than 35 cities across the country ahead of Mother’s Day. Working with a coalition of Black-led organizations, activists, and lawyers, National Bail Out also raised awareness of cash bail, a system that disproportionately affects minority and low-income communities.

“This year was the largest Black Mama’s Bail…

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