Published: Oct 02, 2013 12:25 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 02, 2013 12:42 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Seventy-one people were 'locked up' this week. But they were in jail for a good reason. It was all to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The event took place at Bahama Breeze where the jail birds raised money to get out from behind bars. MDA raised more than 80-thousand dollars.

We caught up with one of the donors who is happy to support this organization.

"I had a friend whose daughter suffered with muscular dystrophy and that's kind of what introduced me to the charity and then just working with these guys over the past few years, it's a great organization so we've been raising for them for multiple years now," says Ray Higdon.

Four of those jail birds made bail meaning they raised more than $3,500.