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Georgia Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing Bail Funds

HeadlineFeb 02, 2024

Back in the U.S., the Republican-dominated Georgia state Senate passed a bill which would criminalize the majority of bail funds. SB 63 would make bailing more than three people out of jail per year illegal, including for nonprofits and churches that run bail funds. It also adds to the list of non-bail-eligible offenses. This comes as three activists with the Atlanta Solidarity Fund are facing racketeering and other charges in Georgia related to the prosecution of dozens of “Cop City” protesters. It could also affect major national programs that operate in Georgia, such as Black Mamas Bail Out Action.

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