Jail and bailers raise thousands for homeless and vulnerable people
Six notable Nottinghamshire sinners raised thousands of pounds for Framework when they were arrested, hauled into a Victorian era court room, tried, jailed and (eventually) bailed.
The volunteer sinners were taking part in our third annual Jail and Bail event at Nottingham’s Galleries of Justice Museum, on Wednesday June 4.
The defendants, who were each allocated entirely fictional offences by their friends, colleagues and families, enjoyed the colourful spectacle of a public trial in the Galleries’ historic Victorian era courtroom – complete with brutal judge and a baying crowd.
An extra dose of authenticity was (again) leant to proceedings by Nottinghamshire Special Constables Dawn Marie Lesh and Grant White, who brought the long (and shouty) arm of the law into court.
The participants and their crimes were:
- Anna Mimms MBE, Chief Executive of Broxtowe Education, Skills and Training: Having an unhealthy obsession with shoes. Watch her plead her case.
- Murray Carmichael Smith, Managing Director, BCS Agency: Criminal Punnery. Watch him plead his case.
- Su Snaith, Head of Estate Agency at The Nottingham and Harrison Murray: Being an Estate Agent. . Watch her plead her case
- Cllr Martin Lee, Leader of the Labour Group on Mansfield District Council: Wearing cheap suits. Watch him plead his case
- Debbie Maitland, Framework Board Member: Secretly hoarding Northern Irish foodstuffs. Watch her plead her case
- Sammy the Stag, Mansfield Town FC Mascot…and stag: Stamping on the tail of rival mascot Chester The Field Mouse. Watch him plead his case
Event organiser Sarah Cross said: “Jail and Bail is one of our most entertaining fundraising events of the year, and this year’s participants certainly went out of their way to make the event the success it was. They really did excel themselves this year, taking part in some really funny pre-trial pleas videos before putting on a tremendous show in front of our judge and jury. I would like to thank each of them for being such great sports and getting involved and helping out in such a serious cause.”