In celebration of Juneteenth and in
solidarity with Kānaka ʻŌiwi in occupied Hawaiʻi, and with the Black community globally in the movement toward liberation, HCBF is carrying out a mass bailout. If you have a loved one in pre-trial detention please fill out this form.
Money bail for pretrial detention is demonstrably counterproductive making its persistence punitive and regressive. Like the rest of the Criminal Justice System, it disproportionately affects Hawaiians and other people of color. Members of our community who are held in pretrial detention for no reason other than lack of access to money lose jobs, housing, and parental rights everyday – this fact is an abomination of justice and must end.
By freeing our neighbors we are protecting the presumption of innocence and reducing harm.
Contribute to the Bail Fund
We are a proud member of the National Bail Fund Network, a national project that works with organizers, advocates, and legal providers across the country that are using, or contemplating using, community bail funds as part of efforts to radically change local bail systems and reduce incarceration.