Alamance County’s poverty rate is higher than the North Carolina state average. It’s one of the reasons that Down Home and our members organize against discriminatory pretrial incarceration based on income. Folks are more likely to win cases when they’re fighting from a place of freedom — that’s the driver behind our bail fund.
Sometimes just a few hundred dollars can be the difference between going home to your family or staying in jail for months. As a result, poor people end up stuck in jail simply because they are poor. In the meantime, jobs are lost, children are left uncared for, and things fall apart. Read more about the problems of cash bail here.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
Bail amount totaling no more than $1000
(That is, one payment of $1000 or less must be sufficient to get the person out)
Arrest must be in Alamance County
Application forms can filled out online (below) or can be downloaded here and mailed to:
Alamance Community Bail Fund
℅ Down Home NC
113 Somerset Court
Mebane, NC 27302
Take our online bail fund intake survey below.