Monday, February 18, 2008

Jail Sucks! Unless You're a Bail Bondsman

Yesterday at the grocery store, I was taken aback to see a tall, blond-haired man wearing a t-shirt with big black letters on the front declaring simply, "Jail Sucks!"

What can I say? The t-shirt made me grin. I thought maybe Diana Claitor at the Texas Jail Project had come out with a new apparel line.

Curious, I wheeled my cart around the other direction onto the next aisle to see what was on the back: It was a number for a bail bondsman.

8 comments:

Leviathan said...

As Wice titled his book - "Freedom for Sale." It's interesting that the criminal justice system still forces people to purchase liberty, to which they have an unquestionable right, from other people who neither created nor own that liberty.

Ron in Houston said...

Funny shirt.

Great marketing.

The Local Crank said...

I recall hearing about one bonding company in South Padre or Daytona Beach or some other such Spring Break destination that offered a discount to any students arrested while wearing a t-shirt advertising that company.

Anonymous said...

I was attempting to find a reputable surety bond company who could help me with some court bonds to assist my family. One of my sons has gotten into some trouble and I only want the best and trustworthy representatives for him. I did some research and ended up using a company a friend recommended, they also had some past examples on their website which helped to show success.

jon said...

Can you tell me what Surety Bonds are? I have heard of Corporate Surety Bonds but I don’t understand what they are, can you help?

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American surety bonds said...

A surety bond is a written agreement that guarantees the performance of an obligation. Another name for it is suretyship agreement. Surety bonds usually provide for monetary compensation to be paid in the event that a principle fails to perform as specified in a bond. A surety bond is not insurance, but it is a risk transfer mechanisms. It shifts the risk of doing business with the principle from the obligee to the surety

American surety bonds said...

IS A SURETY BOND LIKE INSURANCE?
No. They are both risk transfer mechanisms that provide for financial loss, and both regulated by state insurance commissions, but there are major differences between surety bonds and insurance.
- An insurance policy is a two-party agreement (insured and insurer), while most surety bonds are three-party agreements (principal, surety, and obligee).