Helpin’ Aht! Records – BAIL

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.

America’s “justice” system is currently structured to criminalize black, brown, and poor people. If you’re able, please put your music-purchasing dollars toward BAIL and Bukit Bail Fund as they fight for actual justice.

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