Squad-member Rep. Ayanna Pressley called for the drastic restructuring of America’s criminal justice system Thursday; saying the country needs policies that promote “de-carceration” and “human dignity.”
“The People’s #JusticeGuarantee is a complete paradigm shift. Gone are the days that the gov’t criminalizes the marginalized,” posted Pressley on social media.
“The People’s #JusticeGuarantee transforms the criminal legal system: Dramatically reducing jail & prison populations, Eliminating wealth-based discrimination & corporate profiteering, Investing in the communities destabilized by mass incarceration,” she added.
The People’s #JusticeGuarantee transforms the criminal legal system:
✅Dramatically reducing jail & prison populations
✅Eliminating wealth-based discrimination & corporate profiteering
✅Investing in the communities destabilized by mass incarceration#DecarcerationNOW
— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) November 14, 2019
“Our criminal INjustice system must prioritize early intervention, rehabilitation over incarceration & a clear pathway for formerly incarcerated individuals to reintegrate into society. These changes can only be achieved by working in partnership w/ community,” writes Pressley.