Mass Bail Out Training
Trinity is hosting training for the Mass Bail Out, an unprecedented and historic two-week action to pay bail for hundreds of women and children currently jailed at Rikers Island. Rikers has been historically known for corruption, inhumane conditions, and violence that affects not only the inmates but also the correction officers. On any given day, more than 8,000 New Yorkers are jailed on Rikers, three out of four of them awaiting trial, charged but not convicted, and, in most cases, detained at Rikers because they cannot afford cash bail. More than 40 percent of these inmates suffer from mental health issues and almost 90 percent are people of color.