Ezra Ritchin

This is Ezra.

Ezra Ritchin champions progressive bail reform. He is the founder of Dollar Bail Brigade, the National Director of Operations for The Bail Project and the former Director of The Bronx Freedom Fund.

The bail system in America criminalizes poverty.

The cost of jail is high. Half of deaths in jail, including suicides, happen in the first week.

90% of people held in jail on bail plead guilty to go home despite not having committed the crime. Ezra’s work has enabled bail payments for over 1,000 people and empowers others to do the same.

Thank you, Ezra.