Angela Davis Advocates for Abolition of America’s Prison System

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Political activist and author Angela Davis, professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz, spoke to a standing room only audience about feminism, prison abolition and civil rights at the Statler Auditorium, Cornell University. 

The focal point of Davis’ speech was the abolition of what she termed the “prison-industrial complex.”  Professor Davis supports prison reform and cited reasons for the dismantlement of the entire prison system as it presently exists.  Davis went on to say that Republicans who support prison abolition do so because they see mass incarceration as a symptom of “big government.” 

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