Ocasio-Cortez: US Must ‘Close Many of Our Prisons’ and Pursue ‘Just Alternatives to Incarceration’

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.07.19

Controversial Congresswoman doubled-down on her calls to reform the entire US criminal justice system Monday; saying the country should “close many of our prisons” to pursue “just alternatives.”

“I know the term ‘prison abolition’ is breaking some people’s brains. The right is already freaking out. Yet the US incarcerates more than anywhere in the world.
We have more than enough room to close many of our prisons and explore just alternatives to incarceration,” she posted.

Ocasio-Cortez unloaded on the United States criminal justice system earlier Monday; directly comparing American prisons with “Jim Crow, Apartheid, and Slavery.”

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

The far-left lawmaker made similar comments last week; saying there should be no billionaires throughout the United States.

“‘Billionaires should not exist’ does not mean certain people should not exist. It means no person should have a billion dollars. The ascent of billionaires is a symptom & outcome of an immoral system that tells people affordable insulin is impossible but exploitation is fine,” posted AOC on Twitter.