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AOC: We Need To Talk About Abolishing Prisons


The radical agenda from Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues, this time with her promoting a "prison abolition" where she hopes to abolish prisons in America.

The socialist called for the abolition in a tweet, saying that America needs to have “a real conversation about decarceration [and] prison abolition in this country,” adding: “A cage is a cage is a cage. And humans don’t belong in them.”


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“Mass incarceration is our American reality. It is a system whose logic evolved from the same lineage as Jim Crow, American apartheid, & slavery,” Ocasio-Cortez continued on Twitter. “To end it, we have to change. That means we need to have a real conversation about decarceration & prison abolition in this country.”

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“Yesterday morning I spoke with a woman who was thrown in Rikers as a teenager. Put in solitary confinement for MONTHS, aka torture. Force-fed pills. The conditions were so bad, she too had drank out of toilets,” she added. “A cage is a cage is a cage. And humans don’t belong in them.”

Ocasio-Cortez's call to abolish prisons should worry every American considering 60% of inmates in state prisons, ”are serving time for murder, rape, assault, robbery, or burglary—four times the number convicted only of drug offenses.” (Manhattan Institute research).

“We have more than enough room to close many of our prisons and explore just alternatives to incarceration,” Ocasio-Cortez said in another tweet. “Our lawmaking process means we come to solutions together, [and] either way we should work to an end where our prison system is dramatically smaller than it is today,” she said.

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