March 3, 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Malik Neal and Dante Jones: Supporting Philadelphians Caught in the Cash Bail System
Free. Reception to follow.
Malik Neal and Dante Jones will describe the work of the Philadelphia Bail Fund to support people incarcerated simply for their inability to pay bail.
Malik Neal is a founding member and director of the Philadelphia Bail Fund, a local nonprofit organization that works to prevent the unnecessary jailing of low-income Philadelphians by posting bail and advocating for reform.
Dante Jones is a North Philly resident and a community activist. In 2018, Dante was detained pretrial in Philadelphia’s jails, convicted of no crime other than an inability to pay for his freedom. He is passionate about harm reduction strategies and uplifting communities most in need.
This event is part of Eastern State's ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. The Searchlight Series discussions take place the first Tuesday of every month, free and open to the public. No reservations required.