The rates for incarcerated African Americans seems to increase daily. In an era where there is an app for everything from ordering food, to hiring a maid, to even finding a babysitter, an entrepreneur is using technology to help fight injustice. There is now an app to help black men and women who are incarcerated obtain bail through donations!
According to BlackAmericaWeb
“The app specifically caters to those incarcerated in California because Ziegler, a native, realized that the cost of bail in California is about $2,500 which is very expensive when you look at other states that hold bail at about $300.
Because bail cost this much in California, Ziegler says it leaves a lot of people in jail unable to pay.
The app gets connected with a credit or debit card and with each purchase that has 50 cents in spare change it gets rounded up to a dollar and sent to the bail fund.
The idea came to Ziegler in the summer of 2017 where he had the app running four months later. He tested the app by being the first customer.
“Although bail relief via an app isn’t the perfect solution to true abolishment of the prison industrial complex,” commented Ziegler. “Being able to provide a tiny dent in the system along the way is always important.”
The app is called Appolliton.
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