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DumbAzzes Around The Country Collecting Funds To Get Jailedbird Wakandan Moms Out For Mothers Day! (Video)

DumbAzzes Around The Country Collecting Funds To Get Jailedbird Wakandan Moms Out For Mothers Day! (Video)

by May 8, 2018 0 comments

This Stuff Has Gone So Far Past Right Its Left!

By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

So let me get this straight, people all over the country are now reaching into their pockets to make sure that by Mothers Day this year, mothers who are in jail but can not afford their bail will be released back into the public?

This is going to be done no matter what the crime is and its all because they are women and minorities?

YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS STORY TO BELIEVE IT!

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Guys, this is just my state doing it, but I looked all over and saw that several states are doing it and I actually think I will do a show on this subject, let me know what you think about this story as well as the idea of me doing a show!

Arizona organization raising money to post bail for jailed mothers

PHOENIX – It’s a national movement with a Valley connection: raising money to bust mom out of jail. A local advocacy group is trying to hit a lofty financial goal to reunite families by Mother’s Day.

“The reality right now is that we have a cash/bail system that’s really broken,” says Nicole Hale, with the community advocacy group LUCHA, which stands for Living United for Change in Arizona. “If you’re a poor person, you’re stuck. Being stuck in jail can have serious impacts on a person’s life.”

Hale says that’s especially true for moms.

“If you’re a single parent, you’re talking about losing custody of children…being put into the system,” Hale said. It’s something that Hale says happened to one Valley mom.

“She was arrested when she was nine months pregnant, and she was forced to have a C-section in jail.”

Hale cited privacy reasons for why she couldn’t give us specific information about the inmate, who will be bailed out with money raised by LUCHA. Hale says the mom of three can’t afford the $5,000 bail, and there are many more just like her.

LUCHA is fundraising through a YouCaring website. The group hopes to hit $20,000 in donations so they can bail out as many moms as possible from Maricopa County jails.

Hale points out that these women have only been charged, not convicted of their crimes.

As for who gets the money, Hale says they are taking community referrals and will make the decision based on a few parameters: You have to be a mother, a minority, and too poor to afford bail money.

“So, while our cash/bail system hurts all people who are low-income, it’s disproportionately affecting black and brown moms,” she explains.

ABC15 reached out to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, who told us 1,151 female inmates are currently housed in Maricopa County jails. The ethnic breakdown for the first three months of this year are as follows: 68 percent are white, 14 percent are African-American, 11 percent are Hispanic, and 6 percent are Native American.

Hale says the charges against the inmate will not be a factor when deciding which moms to bail out. Bail can be as low as $500, but it goes even higher based on the seriousness of the crime, as well as other factors.

With several thousand dollars already raised, Hale says the LUCHA bailouts will begin immediately.

“We’re starting this week, but will go all throughout May,” Hale said.