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Artists boycott the new youth jail in Seattle

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Seattle artists say NO NEW YOUTH JAIL!

Seattle, King County, and Washington State artists DEMAND that our county and state stop building prisons for our youth.

We, the undersigned artists, will not accept compensation to decorate prisons and jails. We will not apply for grants for programs that prolong the cycle of incarceration, racism, and harm.

As artists, we will not accept 1% for art, as long as 42% of youth in detention are Black while making up just 10% of Washington's youth population. 

We say no to youth jails!

Youth jails don't work. We won’t work for jails!

For more info on the campaign against the new youth jail in King County, check out these groups working to stop the youth jail and for alternatives to incarceration:

Ending the Prison-Industrial Complex:

No New Jim Crow Seattle:

Washington Incarceration Stops Here:

Prison design boycott from Architects, Designers, and Planners for Social Responsibility:

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