AOC Doesn’t Want Prisons to Exist in America Anymore…


One of the best ways to avoid prison is to simply not commit crimes. More often than not, individuals who find themselves in prison are in this predicament because they committed a crime. Of course, there are miscarriages of justice which are gravely unfortunate; however, most Americans would agree that abolishing prisons in this country is not a good idea.

In the latest turn of events, House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez does not fall into the aforementioned category. Yesterday, the congresswoman published a series of tweets which promote the idea of looking into “prison abolition.”

Everything You Need to Know about AOC’s Thoughts on Prisons in America

Calling for the abolition of prisons in America is not entirely shocking. It’s important to remember context here; Democrats have already come out in favor of abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). There’s no coincidence that both ICE and DHS deal with law enforcement and securing the safety of America.

Prisons in this country help contain individuals who have proven themselves to be dangerous and unfit to exist in civil society. However, Ocasio-Cortez has a very different outlook on prisons. The congresswoman maintains that no human being should be in a cage; furthermore, she claimed that America incarcerates too many individuals.

Her series of tweets first started with anecedotal evidence of a woman who spent time behind bars:

The congresswoman then proceeded to censure Republicans and claim that the notion of “prison abolition” is “breaking brains.”

Ocasio-Cortez also cited bail as a reason why prisons should face abolition. According to the congresswoman, some Americans are jailed simply for being poor. In actuality, some Americans can afford to pay bail money while others cannot.

Nevertheless, her statements read as follows:

AOC then concluded her remarks by suggesting that the existence of violent individuals does not diminish her case for abolishing prisons in America.

Will the United States Abolish Prisons?

At this point, the likelihood of America abolishing prisons is virtually zero.

Already, Ocasio-Cortez is facing censure for the tweets seen above. The notion of completely abolishing prisons in America is viewed as radical by many individuals in this country.