In order to make bail, some accused persons require a surety.
A surety acts as a civilian jailor, promising to maintain some level of supervision over an accused person while he/she is released on bail, and ensure that he/she attends court.
A surety will typically have to pledge a sum of money. While there is typically no cash deposited, your pledge is a promise to the court. If you fail to adequately supervise the accused person, you may be forced to pay that money.
If you have been asked to be a surety, contact Bobby Russon immediately to discuss your rights and responsibilities.