This website was created and designed by undergraduate students at Tufts University. It is meant to be an educational resource and home base for the prison divestment movement on our campus. Here, you will find thoroughly-researched information about the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) and its connection to institutions of higher education. We also hope to provide news and updates about the ongoing movement for divestment at Tufts. Working from an abolitionist framework, we as the students of Tufts University are seeking to connect with our community and work with our university to completely divest from private prisons and corporations that otherwise profit off of the disproportionate policing and incarceration of BIPOC, queer, disabled, and poor people, while also simultaneously investing in people, communities, and projects in decarceration.

Check out our Decarceration Reading List for more resources and materials!

Contact Us:
  • wespeakforthetree@gmail.com
  • social media: @treetufts

We are working in partnership with the Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College (TUPIT). According to its mission statement, “TUPIT is dedicated to finding creative and collaborative responses to the problems of mass incarceration and racial injustice. Extending the vision of Tufts University and Tisch College, TUPIT is dedicated to providing transformative educational experiences that foster student, faculty, and community members’ capacities to become active citizens of change in the world.” This year, TUPIT has been working on several decarceration initiatives, including Inside-Out courses and a pilot reentry program called MyTERN (Tufts Education Reentry Network). To learn more, visit the TUPIT website or contact program director Hilary Binda at hilary.binda@tufts.edu.