AOC Call For ‘Prison Abolition’ May Have Potential. A 1981 sci-fi film could be the basis for "decarceration."
Excerpt: Allow me to make a suggestion on how to handle decarceration and prison abolition. In the 1981 film, Escape From New York, the entire island of Manhattan was converted into a maximum-security prison. While the movie was considered science fiction at the time, maybe the idea of walling off large areas and using them as free-range prisons has finally come. We can quibble over what parts of the country would be best suited for conversion to prisons, but I submit that New York City has the infrastructure and capacity to house the nation’s criminals well into the coming decades. The plan has something to make everyone happy. Conservatives get to keep violent criminals off the streets (of other towns anyway). Liberals get more humane conditions without cages. Average Americans get to not have their streets flooded with drug dealers, rapists, and murderers. Maybe we could even sweeten the pot by building a wall around the island of Manhattan for added security. That would help win support from Keynesians and Donald Trump.