For friends and family members of a person who’s been arrested, the act of paying bail is also a difficult and confusing process. Beyond finding the money to pay, bail payers also have to decide how to pay. They’re usually given two options: cash bail or a bail bond. There are big differences between these two options—and there are important rights that a person has when paying with either.
CUP collaborated with Brooklyn Community Bail Fund and designer Alex Tatusian to create Bail’s Set, What’s Next?, a guide that helps bail payers understand the difference between cash bail and bail bonds, and navigate the process of paying.