What is Jail Support?**From @emulsify.art on Instagram
What is Jail Support and how can I do it?
1. Tracking - Who was arrested? Where were they taken? What is the information on bail hearing and arraignment?
2. Providing comfort and support outside of jail as folks get released.
Before attending jail support, read this article
Jail support needs:
HIGH PRIORITY: People with Medic Training or Legal Training
HIGH PRIORITY: People with access to vehicles
For continuous jail support updates, text HELLO to 718-550-2312 on Signal
General Supplies Needed for Jail Support:
Snacks (granola bars, fruit, sandwiches)
First aid supplies - PPE
Cash for transportation fares
Organize in shifts! This way there is a constant presence of folks supporting while others rest and take care of themselves.
Jail support can be done by anyone. You can deliver supplies, donate for supplies, and/or volunteer to coordinate from home.
Always check in to see if there are groups already organizing jail support efforts and ask how you can support them.
Make sure to ask for consent when offering any type of support.
DO NOT ESCALATE WITH COPS. At Jail Support, we do not engage with cops unless you're on duty to help with de-escallation.
One Police Plaza - supplies needed include hot and cold packs, ace bandages, and breakfast items
100 Centre Street - need people to post bail at the courthouse