Posted on: April 27, 2017

LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield Rotary will be sponsoring the first annual Jail and Bail fundraiser on Thursday, May 4 from 4-7 p.m. at MarketStreet Lynnfield.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to the Reid R. Sacco Cancer Alliance. Residents will be able to purchase a warrant to have willing friends, family, co-workers and others arrested. Each warrant costs $10, and can be purchased at

All arrest warrants and fees must be submitted no later than Tuesday, May 2. On Thursday, May 4, a “cancer cop” will pick up criminals and take them to the jail cell, made by Lynnfield High School crewmembers, on the Green at MarketStreet. Once at jail, Judge Jay Kimball will set bails in amounts commensurate with the gravity and creativity of the crime people have been charged.

“Once in the cell, the arrestee can make cell phone calls to have family and friends donate to their bail posted by Judge Jay Kimball,” said Rotary Club member Paula Parziale in a press release.

The suspect must meet bail. He or she has the option to pay it personally, or they can plead their cases to relatives, friends, colleagues or even passers-by at MarketStreet to help them out. Once bail is met, the suspect is released.

Lynnfield Rotary will also be selling immunity cards, which residents can purchase by visiting the website. Either being arrested or getting immunity will raise funds with the goal of defeating cancer in adolescent and young adults.

Attendees will also be able to enjoy live entertainment on the MarketStreet Green while friends and family do their time.

Reid’s Ride, Lynnfield Rotary, The Priestley’s Fine Art Photography and McKenzie and Miller Re/Max Leading Edge are sponsoring the first annual Jail and Bail.