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We aim to help end poverty-based incarceration by strategically paying fines and fees for those who can't afford to

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Help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 to cancel 10-35 warrants for arrest. Read more

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Avery Gilbert

$1,000 USD since Jun 2022

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Mary Kennedy

$400 USD since Jun 2022

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$250 USD since May 2022

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Matthew

$150 USD since Jun 2022

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Alejandra Uria

$100 USD since May 2022

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Kemela David

$100 USD since Jun 2022

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Bella Gianani

$100 USD since Jun 2022

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$50 USD since Jun 2022

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$50 USD since Jun 2022

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Hannah Platte

$50 USD since Jun 2022

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Nicholas Olmo

$38 USD since Sep 2022

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$25 USD since Jun 2022

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Natalie Moncayo

$25 USD since Jun 2022

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Sarita

$20 USD since Jun 2022

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Patrick

$10 USD since Jun 2022

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Alejandra Uria

Admin

$100 USD

Avery Gilbert

$1,000 USD

Mary Kennedy

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$400 USD

Guest

$250 USD

Matthew

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$150 USD

Kemela David

$100 USD

Bella Gianani

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$100 USD

Guest

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$50 USD

Incognito

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$50 USD

Hannah Platte

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$50 USD

Nicholas Olmo

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$38 USD

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Today’s balance

$324.21 USD

Total raised

$2,177.22 USD

Total disbursed

$1,853.01 USD

Estimated annual budget

$3,839.83 USD

About


The Fines and Fees Freedom Fund aims to alleviate the heavy burden of criminal debt for those most at risk of incarceration for failure to pay. We firmly believe that no one should go to jail because they cannot afford to escape debt. We also acknowledge this is a systemic issue that demands legislative and policy reform. We uplift the work of advocates fighting for this systemic end to the poverty-incarceration cycle. In the meantime, we’re here to provide some relief.

This effort originated from the Strategic Advocacy Clinic at Yale Law School. Through working with incarcerated clients, it became apparent that - in addition to the need for ongoing legal and systems change efforts, there are people at risk of incarceration who cannot wait for policy change. Since then, we’ve worked to help donors pay people’s fines and fees, to raise awareness of the issue, and to support the movement for systemic change.

Read more about the cause and our work at finesandfeesfreedom.fund

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