From the study: Researchers draw on ethnographic research to explore how the bail system operates as a predatory social process, arguing that gender interacts with class and race to structure resource extraction in this field. Poor women of color are especially subject to bail predation because they are seen within the larger social organization of care as bearing primary responsibility for defendants. Gendered care work and emotional labor are thus central to the field’s logic of practice and to bail industry profits. Originally published in: RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 5(1): 150–72. DOI: 10.7758/RSF.2019.5.1.07.