Mother’s Day Bail-Out

Lively and informative recording of a rally outside Connecticut’s only women’s prison in May 2018. Groups around the country have been holding Christmas bail-outs and Mother’s Day Bail-Outs to free incarcerated women. most of whom are mothers, from pre-trial detention. The Connecticut Bail Fund raised $30,000 to bail out 30 women in time to be home for Mothers Day 2018. That included four women released from immigration jail.


A cheering, chanting crowd and a long list of speakers: Emcee Terrie Allick, who served 10 years in York women’s prison; Ana Mara Rivera-Forastieri, co-director of the Connecticut Bail Fund; Melissa Anderson-Wilson; Kim; Tiheba Bain, a former prisoner and member of Women Against Mass Incarceration, now a student at City College, City University of New York and featured in the film “After Incarceration And Engagement In Learning,” speaking on rights of pregnant women in prison; Camelle Scott Mujahid, a Black Lives Matter activist, current Associate Program Officer at the Perrin Family Foundation and former major gifts officer at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England; Terrie Allick, on her treatment in prison as a transgender woman of colour; Nicole Kennedy, a dancer who was recently bailed out after being arrested on an old outstanding warrant; Vanessa Suarez from Unidad Latina en Accion, a grassroots organization that defends the human rights of immigrants; and Beatrice Codianni, a former gang leader, now Co-founder of National Council for Incarcerated & Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls and a 2017 fellow with JustLeadership USA 2017: Leading with Conviction.


Produced by Melinda Tuhus; WINGS Series Producer, Frieda Werden.

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