Support the Bukit Bail Fund (which describes itself as “a coalition of individuals supporting those incarcerated in Allegheny County Jail”) by purchasing BAIL, a compilation album released by the newly established Helpin Aht! Records. 100% of the proceeds will be donated.
BAIL features acoustic protest ballads, punk screeds, and noisy lo-fi dirges from a number of area artists. Check out a few tunes below:
Some statistics about ACJ (found on Bukit’s website):
- 75% of the people in Allegheny County Jail have a history of drug and/or alcohol abuse or mental health issues. 48% have both.
- ACJ has the second highest rate of suicides across the 50 largest US jails.
- 81% of inmates have not been convicted of any crime.
- In 2015, ACJ had twice the national death rate of US Jails.
- Historically, deaths at ACJ occur in the first few days of arrival.