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QDEP, a TJFP grantee, is making great strides towards prison abolition!

The Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP) is a member of the Prison Divestment Steering Committee with Enlace, and they’ve just help introduce a bill to end prison tax breaks.


“Ending taxpayer subsidies for private prisons is part of a larger necessary effort to end private prisons entirely, and to end the criminalization and hyper-incarceration of communities of color and immigrants in the US,” said Amanda Aguilar Shank, Senior Campaign Organizer with Enlace. “We are looking forward to Congress taking this issue up as one solution in the era of over-policing and over-incarceration of our communities, and we honor Senator Wyden for the positive step he has taken towards ending private prisons.”

Read more about how QDEP and Enlace are Ending Tax Breaks for Private Prisons in 2016!

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