DENVER (CBS4) – The ACLU of Colorado is launching a campaign which aims to help people who can’t afford bail get out of jail ahead of their trial. It’s a multi-year campaign called Bring Our Neighbors Home.

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Michael Marshall’s niece spoke at a news conference for the campaign on Monday. Marshall died in 2015 when deputies with the Denver Sheriff Department restrained him during a psychotic episode in jail.

His family did not know he was being held.

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“If they would’ve notified us, we would’ve been able to pay his cash bond,” said Marshall. “He ended up having a death sentence for trespassing and disturbing the peace.”

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The ACLU says the campaign is about pre-trial justice for people who are not a risk to the community.