The Nashville Community Bail Fund exists to free people from jail who are presumed innocent and can’t afford to pay their bail.

    Over 800 people

    are forced to sit in jail pre-trial in Davidson County on any given day, most because they couldn’t afford to make bail.


    $32 million

    annual cost to Nashville taxpayers

    $3,121

    average bail (2017 data)

    Spending time in jail while awaiting trial can cause lasting harm. People can lose their jobs, custody of their children and their housing. They can lose their futures.

    Nashville Bail Reform Advocate Gicola Lane spoke with The Tennessean about her role in the community. Read the full story.