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

    Over 12,000 people in Davidson County

    charged only with misdemeanors, and presumed innocent, stayed in jail before their trial in 2016, most because they couldn’t afford to make bail.

    $8 million

    Cost to Nashville taxpayers


    average bail

    OVER 5x

    more expensive than bail in NYC

    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.