Have you been jailed because you couldn’t afford bail?

The ACLU of Nebraska is collecting stories from people who were held in jail because they could not afford money bail. This is part of our ongoing effort to research unfair and unconstitutional fines and fees being charged without judges asking whether a person can afford to pay them. Keeping presumed innocent people in jail pulls them out of their lives, keeps them from their families and disrupts their employment and housing.

Legal and policy research only tell us part of the story. That's why we need to hear from you!

If you have been affected by an inability to pay bail, please tell us about your experience. Your story can help influence bail reform efforts and make a positive difference for many Nebraskans. We may follow up with you for more information.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact ACLU Communications Director Heidi Uhing at huhing@aclunebraska.org or 402-476-8091 ext. 104.

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This form is not a solicitation or an offer by the ACLU of Nebraska to represent you. We cannot promise you that the information you provide will lead to any specific action on the part of the ACLU of Nebraska.

If you fill out this complaint form, you agree that the ACLU of Nebraska or the national ACLU may use the information you give us, as long as we don't include your name or email address for one or more of the following purposes: 1) Iegislative testimony; 2) Iitigation; 3) contacting a city, state or federal agency; or 4) telling your story to the public, including the media. If the ACLU of Nebraska or the ACLU wants to identify you, we will contact you for permission prior to doing so.

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