The Moose Jaw Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is looking for prisoners.
Canadian Cancer Society
“They are put into jail until they can raise the pledges for their bail,” said CSS spokesperson Meagan Rocheleau, “and then they go before the judge to be pardoned and released.”
But these prisoners-for-charity won’t be sitting inside the police station. Instead, on Oct. 16, they’ll be sitting in a cage at the Town ‘N’ Country Mall for the CCS Jail-N-Bail fundraiser.
“They’re given the phone books and everything that they need to make calls to their friends and family to try and bail them out,” Rocheleau said.
The funds go directly to the CCS and will fund any research for finding a cure for cancer.
She said the participants typically know they’re going to be locked up before. That knowledge could give them a head start on fundraising for bail money, but the Jail-N-Bail has the element of surprise.
“We haven’t had a Jail-N-Bail in many years. I’m not even sure when the last time it was. This is the first time in quite a while,” Rocheleau said.
She said the goal is to have between 20 and 30 people arrested and jailed for the fundraiser. The jailbird will not be told who snitched on them, so get as many people arrested as you want. Participants will be contacted by the CCS.
Rocheleau said the Jail-N-Bail still needs volunteers to play roles in the fake justice system: court clerks, judges and jailers.
Anyone interested can contact Meagan Rocheleau at 306-692-2333 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.