How often do people go to jail for failing to post bail?
Nationally, 62 percent of people in jail have not been convicted: they are simply waiting for their trial. Often, this is because they cannot afford to pay the bail, usually a cash sum, set to ensure that they return to court.
Who Pays for this?
The Dauphin County Bail Fund is primarily funded by donor contributions. If you would like to donate to help us, please go to our donate page to donate online or send a donation by check.
What is a revolving community bail fund?
A revolving community bail fund is essential a pool money to pay bail for fellow residents of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. As their cases are resolved, the bail we paid is returned back to the Fund. At this time these funds can be used to help other defendants in need. There are no requirements for the beneficiaries of the bail fund besides originating in Dauphin County, PA.