The Quaker Initiative to End Torture (QUIT) is the spiritual work of Quakers to end torture. It was founded in 2005 by Quaker healer John Calvi.
Now in its sixteenth year, QUIT continues to call for the closure of Guantánamo Bay prison on moral and financial grounds and joins others in putting pressure on U.S. President Joe Biden to do so. According to a September 2019 New York Times article by Carol Rosenberg, it costs an estimated $13 million per year for each of the 40 prisoners being held there, making the prison’s total annual budget over half a billion dollars.
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