We Applaud Google For Banning Money Bail Ads
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The money bail system is one of the most corrupt parts of our criminal justice system, so we applaud Google for taking this unprecedented move to ban ads for bail bonds from its platforms.

At a time when corporations are finally being held accountable for their roles in enabling mass incarceration, it is encouraging to see a company as powerful as Google cutting ties with businesses that profit from incarcerating poor Black and brown people,” Rashad Robinson, executive director of civil rights groups Color Of Change, said in a statement. He added that the change comes after months of advocacy from his and other organizations. “We hope this decision encourages other corporations to take proactive steps to sever ties with the for-profit bail industry and end the incentives that fuel mass incarceration.
 
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In the US, the for-profit bail business is blamed for contributing to mass incarceration, and for criminalizing poverty. There’s a growing movement to ban money bail in the US, which is the only country other than the Philippines where it’s a for-profit business. 

 

Read the full Quartz article here.