The Nashville Community Bail Fund frees low-income persons from jail, connects with their loved ones, and works to end wealth-based detention through community partnerships.
Since our inception, we have freed almost 900 Nashvillians form jail.

    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. This results in a $32 MILLION annual cost to taxpayers.


    $3,121

    average bail amount in davidson county (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.