Programming / Community Events
The money bail system is broken: private companies reap exorbitant profits by scavenging off communities (primarily of color) living in poverty, low-income Americans are sitting in jails for days, months, and even years for minor infractions – and the majority of incarcerated people are there for one simple reason: their income status.
The Marcus Harris Foundation is proud to present The Bail Trap: American Ransom, a thought-provoking film highlighting the need to reform the bail system in America. The free screening and panel discussion will feature the following experts: Irving Joyner, Professor at Law for NCCU; Sneha Shah, staff attorney for the ACLU of North Carolina; Andrea Hudson, director of the Bail Fund for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.
Event info: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 2PM, Free and open to the public, Hayti Heritage Center