Because nobody

deserves to be

in jail

because they

cannot afford

bail or bond

Our fundraising video from the summer of 2018, staring Alame Simwerayi, featured above.

About us

The New Hampshire Bail and Bond Fund (NHBFF) frees bond eligible immigrants who are being held in Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention in Dover, NH and Plymouth, MA.


The person's only "crime" might be coming to the U.S. to escape violence and persecution in their native country. Without a bond, asylum seekers might remain in detention - sometimes in deplorable conditions - for two years.

The NHBFF also bails out people detained in the Valley Street Jail who cannot afford bail.

The NHBFF is also happy to support anyone detained while participating in an action supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in New Hampshire.

The NH Bail

and Bond Fund

  • Provides bonds for eligible immigrants detained in NH

  • Provides bail for people being held at Valley Street Jail in Manchester, NH

  • Collaborates with faith and civic communities to provide transportation, accompaniment, sponsorship and other related support for asylum seekers

  • Your donation will be used for bail, bond or for immediate support of those released, such as their transportation from the jail

  • Is fiscally sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Action New Hampshire

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Valley Street Jail in Manchester

Your Gift Matters!

The number of bond requests from Dover and Plymouth has been steadily increasing since December, 2019.

Please help create a different future for those who are being unjustly detained.

Your gift, whether of $10, $100 or $1,000, will make a difference.

Contact Us

To refer clients who need help, or for more information, email bailreferral@googlegroups.com.


When making a referral, please include information about the client’s charges and circumstances.

We need new volunteers! Please consider signing up now!


You can donate online at here. Please write "bail fund" when prompted for the purpose of your donation.

You can also mail a check to:

NH Bail and Bond Fund,

c/o UU Action NH

P.O. Box 3862

Manchester, NH 03105

Please write "bail fund" in the memo line.

Our Work so Far

As of April, 2021, the NH Bail and Bond Fund has:

  • bonded out eleven immigrants detained at Strafford County Jail

  • bailed out thirty-one people detained at the Valley Street Jail

  • dispersed over $46,000 for bail and bond


Our work is only possible because of our amazing and generous collaborators, including: