Psychology Professor Peter Bachiochi, who also serves as adviser to the Eastern Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, extended a big thank you to everyone who helped make this year's annual Jail & Bail fundraiser on April 17 a huge success. The event raised more than $8,000 for Windham Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics of Connecticut.
Bachiochi thanked the judges, everyone who was arrested and to others for their patience as he works to improve the event rules for next year. "For instance," he said, "next year we'll be sure to lay down the law and make sure that students don't think they can arrest their professors 10 minutes before class, and that our arresting officers know that too!"
Facilities management and planning staff who built the jail cell even got arrested. Media Services broadcast the "arrest" live on Channel 22, allowing the public to see people handcuffed and placed in the back of police cars. It was all in good fun though, as everyone involved enjoyed the day.
Bachiochi said what is most gratifying about Jail & Bail is that it "makes a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities and for those in need of affordable housing." Jail & Bail is also part of the Dean's Cup competition.