In a letter released with the new initiative, Lil Nas said that he wanted to use his platform to help bring about needed reform. "True freedom requires real change in how the criminal justice system works. Starting with cash bail," he wrote. "This isn’t just theoretical for me. It’s personal. I know the pain that incarceration brings to a family. And I know the disproportionate impact that cash bail has on Black Americans."
The Bail Project's national revolving bail fund helps pay bail for those who need it, with the money ultimately being circulated back into the fund to help free others. To date, the Bail Project has provided over $47 million in bail assistance for over 17,000 people.
"Ending cash bail is one of the most important civil rights issues of our time. Donate what you can to the Bail X Fund," Lil Nas wrote. "Let’s bring people home & let’s fight for freedom and equality."
To learn more, or to donate to the Bail X Fund, click here.