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Our Mission:

The Minnesota Freedom Fund pays criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to as we seek to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing.

The opposite of poverty is not wealth. In too many places, the opposite of poverty is justice.
— Bryan Stevenson, civil rights attorney and social justice activist

Minnesota Freedom Fund - Criminal Bail Fund

The Minnesota Freedom Fund is a community based nonprofit that combats the harms of incarceration by paying bail for low-income individuals who cannot otherwise afford it. We oppose "pay-to-play" justice and believe that our work has the potential to catalyze substantive criminal justice reform.

Immigration Bond Fund

Four days a week folks who are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are brought before the court. Many who are facing return to their country of origin ask for nothing more than the opportunity to cash their paychecks, sell their cars, and put their affairs in order before departure. Others request the opportunity to gain asylum here in the US as a result of their extended residence, threat of harm if they return to their country of origin, or a handful of other reasons.

But for both of these groups there is a significant obstacle they face, the price of cash bail.