Local nonprofit bails three men out of jail on Juneteenth, just in time for Father’s Day

Media June 20, 2021

“‘I haven’t seen my daughter in over a year and by me coming home for Father’s Day, I am getting the privilege to be able to see my daughter for first time in about 16 months,’ says Phillips.

Phillips was booked on drug charges, he didn’t have money for bail, and that’s where the Bail Project comes in. They help people awaiting trial who have families back home struggling to make ends meet. ‘I have been praying the whole time I have been here, and it’s like seeing angels out here knowing that people support us when we make mistakes. There are programs out there who are willing to help us not only just [The Bail Project], but the rehabilitation for people like myself,’ adds Phillips.”

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