Meet creators of mobile app that turns spare change into bail money to free black people

Meet creators of mobile app that turns spare change into bail money to free black people

- Dr Kortney Ryan Ziegler has joined forces with Tiffany Mikel to create a mobile app called Appolition.us

- Appolition.us., a mobile app that collects 'unwanted' change of people after using their credit card, turns it into bail money to free imprisoned people in US jails

- Ziegler's short term goal is to get as many Black folks at home on the app as possible

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Dr Kortney Ryan Ziegler, has made laudable strides with his creation of Appolition.us., a mobile app that collects 'unwanted' change of people after using their credit card to help free imprisoned people in US jails.

Ziegler joined forces with Tiffany Mikel to create the app with the hope that it would help break cycles of poverty that many Black folks are struggling with due to systemic oppression.

The initiative was done in collaboration with the National Bail Out, a Black-centered group of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activist developing a community-based movement to support and end systems of pretrial detention and eventual mass imprisonment of Black people.

Ziegler notes that although bail relief via an app is not the perfect solution to true cancellation of the prison industrial complex, being able to ensure a tiny flaw in the system is crucial to making it better.

"Supporting the work that prison abolitionists are already doing, is my contribution,” Ziegler stated in an interview.

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Meet the brain behind the mobile app that turns spare change into bail money to free black people

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The app works by linking to a banking account. It rounds up regular purchases to the nearest dollar and donates the accumulated funds.

According to Face2Face, Ziegler was the first African-American to receive a PhD in African-American Studies at Northwestern University.

However, he struggled to get employment after graduating, so he had to devise a way to provide employment for himself and others.

The short term goal for creating Appolition.us is to get as many Black folks at home on the app as possible.

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