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Review and Interview: ‘Trapped: Cash Bail in America’ with Chris L. Jenkins

There’s a stigma that if someone has bail, that means they’re automatically guilty. The film shows that’s not the case, and I came away with a greater understanding of the situation and how bail bonds work from watching this film.

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Trapped: Cash Bail in America provides a comprehensive picture of the problems with the cash bail system in America…

…although it largely ignores the solutions to those problems. In doing so, it is a powerful educational tool but falls flat as a call to action.

Trapped: Cash Bail in America took me on a tour of America, but instead of the usual sights, I saw the victims of a system of oppression and exploitation aimed solely at the working class. Through various citizens from across the country, director Garrett Hubbard and writer Chris L. Jenkins show that the exploitative and unhelpful nature of the cash bail system in America is not solely a racial or gendered problem, but an American problem. They detail how, by being “tough on crime,” we are, in fact feeding a beast, the prison industrial complex, that now devours more innocent lives than guilty ones.

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YouTube Sets Originals Slate Focused on Black Voices, Racial Justice After Establishing $100M Creator Fund

YouTube announced a global slate of new and returning projects dedicated to amplifying Black voices and highlighting racial justice issues, including five new projects from its recently announced $100 million fund for Black creators.

The lineup includes documentary series “Resist” from executive producer Patrisse Cullors (pictured above), cofounder of Black Lives Matter; an HBCU homecoming livestream special; and a special looking at health issues in the Black community from Charles D. King and Macro Television Studios.

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YouTube Premieres New Documentary TRAPPED: CASH BAIL IN AMERICA

Today Youtube Originals will launch the new documentary, “Trapped: Cash Bail in America,” which explores the growing movement to end the inherent economic and racial inequalities of cash bail while highlighting victims impacted by an unjust system, the tireless campaigners fighting for criminal justice reform, and a bail industry lobbying to maintain the status quo. The documentary will be available to stream for free only on the Real Stories Youtube Channel beginning at 7pm ET l 4pm PT

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Watch: YouTube Documentary “Trapped: Cash Bail in America” Streaming FREE Now

The new documentary, “Trapped: Cash Bail in America” explores the growing movement to end the inherent economic and racial inequalities of cash bail while highlighting victims impacted by an unjust system, the tireless campaigners fighting for criminal justice reform, and a bail industry lobbying to maintain the status quo. The documentary is available to stream for free on the Real Stories YouTube Channel.

The documentary highlights the fact that every year, millions of American men and women are incarcerated before even being convicted of a crime – all because they can’t afford to post bail. “Trapped: Cash Bail in America” shines a light on the flawed criminal justice system and the activists working to reform it.

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YouTube Originals Premieres,“Trapped: Cash Bail In America”

YouTube Originals will launch the new documentary, “Trapped: Cash Bail in America,” which explores the growing movement to end the inherent economic and racial inequalities of cash bail while highlighting victims impacted by an unjust system, the tireless campaigners fighting for criminal justice reform, and a bail industry lobbying to maintain the status quo.

The documentary will be available October 12th, to stream for free only on the Real Stories YouTube Channel beginning at 7p ET l 4p PT with a live chat and discussion with the filmmakers and cast from the film.

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