Jails and prisons are the epicenter of COVID-19 and have long been ground-zero for state violence against Black and brown working-class people. In this moment, we are our own protectors. No one will care for us better than ourselves.


Are you ready to help #FreeThemAll? If yes, we welcome you to work with us. We mobilize a whole village of support for every person we bail out. There are infinite ways for you to jump in. Sign up for any of the ways shown below, or reach out to tell us how you'd like to support our work.

COVID Bail Out is actively seeking volunteers based in New York to post bail and empower our incarcerated neighbors with other support. You can post bail with us online from your home, or more commonly in person in Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Queens. We always need more people, because any one of us can post bail only two times a month. This is an absolutely vital role and great way to start working with us. Click here for details, to sign-up, and to tell us more ways you can contribute to our work.

We are calling for social workers, healers, mediators, people with conflict resolution or transformation justice practices to join us in supporting those returning home. The needs in this moment are enormous. Folks returning home have experienced the trauma of being caged during this horrifying pandemic and are now being released into a new and scary world.


As part of our commitment to reducing interactions with law enforcement and building community power, we are strengthening our support team for people being bailed out, their families, communities, and people they are staying with. Everyone needs support when transitioning from being caged. That's all the more true as our neighbors return to communities bearing inordinate deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, the violence of the state's response to rebellion, and the tumult and uncertainty of economic oppression. We invite you to join us in healing whole communities and building the ties that support genuine liberation. Click here for details and to sign-up.

COVID Bail Out NYC volunteer-run, grassroots initiative mobilized to bail out people from NYC jails and support them once they are released. We are not a charitable bail fund. We are not a bail bonds company. 

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