Every year in the United States, millions of people must choose to pay cash bail after their arrest or face incarceration before they ever get a trial. If you can’t afford to make bail, you can either sit in jail or pay a non-refundable fee to a for-profit bail bonds company.
Private insurance corporations are keeping this exploitative system alive – fueling mass incarceration and disproportionately harming Black and low-income communities. And the largest investor in this predatory industry is Canadian-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. It’s time to tell them to stop: Send this message to its CEO and chairman Prem Watsa today.
Prem Watsa, CEO and chairman of Fairfax Financial Holdings