-Remember to write the NLG hotline number in permanent ink ON YOUR BODY! 415-285-1011. You will not have access to your phone or any of your belongings once you are in custody.
-Make sure you know a friend’s number that isn’t going to the action so you can be in contact with them if you’re arrested.
– If you see anyone arrested, try to get their name and birthday and call them into NLG immediately.
-ARC manages a bail fund for folks who do not have the resources to bond themselves out. Check out our bail policy for more info: https://antirepressionbayarea.com/about-2/
–Keep each other safe by remembering to not take any pictures or videos during any actions. Law enforcement looks through social media to gather these pictures as evidence to prosecute your fellow comrades. Also remember to not brag or talk about anything you did or saw while out.
-Be prepared for arrest, even if you don’t plan on getting arrested!
–If you are on medication, remember to have your prescription and a bottle of the
medication on you. Getting medication in to someone in custody is often a very long
drawn out process, and this will help get the medication you need faster
–If you have children, make sure you have childcare worked out, not just for the day you will be on the streets, but for several days in case of arrest. Note that if you are arrested on a Thursday or Friday your court date will most likely not be until the beginning of the next week.
–If you have pets, make sure you have a pet sitter.
– Be aware that if you don’t have an ID with you they will often hold you for longer
-Expect that there will be court a few days after the demonstration if there has been arrests!
–Check out the ARC court calendar on www.antirepressionbayarea.com and the Antirepression Crew Facebook to find out the dates and locations of court
-Arrange to do Jail Support, which is greeting and getting people home when they get out of jail!
— Do you have a car to pick people up from jail?
— ARC will make announcements about when people are being released from custody on the Jail and Court Support Updates section of the website, and also on the Antirepression Crew Facebook page
What to expect when doing Jail and Court Support?
As we all know the legal system is fucked up, and intentionally makes the process for those arrested, and those trying to support them very inconvenient (to say the least). ARC does its best to give people the most recent information about when court dates are, or when people should go to pick people up from jail, but nonetheless, we encourage people to expect that court and jail support might be tedious. We ask that everyone be patient with those coordinating this support and even more importantly remember that these inconveniences the legal system creates for those doing support is a small fraction of the ways that the legal system is fucking with those inside the prisons.
Information about court dates, times, and departments are often changing. We try our best to keep people updated on the most recent information. Before you go to court, check the ARC Facebook or website the night before and morning of.
The processing time of people being released from jail is usually between 5 and 9 hours (although sometimes can be longer). This means that we cannot tell you when exactly to go pick people up from jail. Expect that you might be waiting there for a long time! We will get a general estimate from the court and/or the bondsman, and that’s the best estimate we can give. We recommend you coordinate with a group so that you have company and so people being released are greeted by friendly faces. Also, people tend to want cigarettes, food, water and coffee when getting out of jail, so bring whatever you got!