VERONA, Va., Aug. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Friends and relatives are encouraged to share the bail assistance number with any one joining the anti-racism demonstrations against neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates and racists that seek to divide America rather than unite our Nation.
"Our commitment is to ensure that good people standing against hate have the right to be heard, not be jailed. Above all these demonstrators should not languish in a jail cell because they cannot afford bail. We believe in free speech and understand the importance of fighting white supremacist ideology in our systems of government, in our communities, and across our great nation," said Mike Donovan, Civil Rights Activist and President and CEO of Nexus Services.
The bail-assistance toll-free hotline is 1-800-658-6743, and the local Boston number is 857-770-1944 - collect calls will be accepted. Bail will be provided at no cost to the protestor. This is particularly important in light of Massachusetts' broken "cash to the court" bail system, which can lead to long term pretrial incarceration.
Nexus Services, Inc. will not secure bond for anyone wearing masks in public demonstrations that appear to be in violation the "Ku Klux Klan Act" of 1871.
About Nexus Services, Inc.: Nexus Services affirms the inherent worth and dignity of people by becoming a voice to those victimized by the legal system and providing hope to those who have lost it. Nexus aids immigrant communities in crisis through sponsoring bonding and pro bono legal services. Nexus guides pretrial and post-conviction offenders to a place of stability and accountability while striving to reduce jail populations. Additionally, Nexus' front-line approach to advocacy, charity, and goodwill in the community facilitates their mission to help clients achieve long-term success and become established members of society. Nexus is committed to standing with their clients and their clients' families in their quest to seek justice and for full integration into society. Nexus is united by the quest for justice and desire to spark change in the world.
Jen Little, Director of Public Relations, Nexus Services, Inc.