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Ocasio-Cortez defends tweet promoting idea of ‘prison abolition,’ pushes ‘just alternatives to incarceration’

Ocasio-Cortez defends tweet promoting idea of ‘prison abolition,’ pushes ‘just alternatives to incarceration’

by Joseph A. Wulfsohn | Fox News  |  Published on October 8, 2019

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., defended her call for potential “prison abolition” as part of broader restructuring of the criminal justice system, in a series of tweets Monday.

“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 wrote in reaction to a tweet from comedian Chelsea Handler. “To end it, we have to change. That means we need to have a real conversation about decarceration & prison abolition in this country.”

The Democrat recalled a conversation she had with a woman who was “thrown into Rikers [Island] as a teenager” and was “put in solitary confinement for months,” which she called “torture.”

“The conditions were so bad, she too had drank out of toilets,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “A cage is a cage is a cage. And humans don’t belong in them.”

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