Holiday Bailout with BLM Blono

For a second year, BLM Blono is looking to reunite someone who is currently in the McLean County Jail with their family for the holidays. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the season!

With your help last year, we were able to bailout one person from the McLean County Jail so he could spend the holidays with his friends, family, and young son! Check out coverage of last year’s bailout here.

Do you know someone who is currently in the McLean County Jail who would like to spend the holidays with their family? Send us a message on Facebook at:

Why a bailout?

A bailout is not only a way to reunite people with their families, but it also aims to raise awareness of the disparate impact of incarceration and the bail system, especially on folks of color. 

Even a few days in jail can ruin a person’s life. They may lose their job, their family may lose housing and some even lose their children.

A bailout feels wrong, I'm not sure I can get behind bailing someone out of jail...

We encourage you to push back against this feeling and remember that the bail system is set up in a way that disenfranchises people of color and poor folks.

The person your contribution will help bailout is pre-trial and hasn't been convicted of any crime. They have been granted bail, and if they had the means they would’ve already have paid it.

I want to learn more!

The ACLU: Bail Reform 
No Money Bail
BLM Blono is proud to be part of the Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice 

If BLM Blono is unable to identify a person in need of bail or there is money leftover after the bail out, all funds will be transferred to our account and given back to the community through a future initiative.

- Olivia, BLM Blono Leadership Table


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Olivia Lauren 
Bloomington, IL
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