One of the March of Dimes favorite events, Jail & Bail brings together community leaders and ordinary citizens for a common cause...fighting birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Jail & Bail origniated in St. Clair County back in 1957, and was the "brain child" of former WTTH Radio (now WPHM) Disc Jockey Lee Van Dam, and has raised 4.9 million dollars locally since 1957. The event has been held in almost every state across the nation.
Our volunteer prisoners obtain pledges from friends, family members, and co-workers to keep them in , or get them out of , jail on event day. Volunteer "prisoners" serve time in a mock jail. They are arraigned before a volunteer judge on trumped-up, outlandish charges. They are then sentenced to spend time in "the slammer" to raise bail in the form of donations to the March of Dimes.
Each prisoner will be arraigned on event day during a live, 7 hour simulcast between WPHM Radio 1380 AM, and Comcast Cable TV, channel 6.
This years' Port Huron event, which will involve nearly 300 volunteer prisoners and workers, has earned national recognition for being the top Jail & Bail in the country.