Students go to 'jail' to raise charity money

Students at Fairfield University imprisoned their friends in a mock jail Friday to raise money for charity. It was the school's eighth "Jail N' Bail"

Students at Fairfield University imprisoned their friends in a mock jail Friday to raise money for charity.

Students at Fairfield University imprisoned their friends in a mock jail Friday to raise money for charity. (4/22/16)

FAIRFIELD - Students at Fairfield University imprisoned their friends in a mock jail Friday to raise money for charity.

It was the school's eighth "Jail N' Bail" event. Proceeds will go to benefit Special Olympics athletes in Connecticut.

Participants raise money by charging fees for "arrest warrants," and then the "arrested" students raise more money to bail themselves out.

"It's all in good fun," says Todd Pelazza, of the school's public safety department. "The main purpose of this is to not only raise funds but raise awareness for Special Olympics."

Officials say last year's event raised $16,000.

Officials also say that officers did not take students out of class in order to participate.

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