‘Squad’ member criticized for claiming one-quarter of world population in American prisons.
Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley confused many when she claimed that 1 in 4 of the world’s people are imprisoned.
She announced her proposal in a tweet on Thursday morning. In her tweets, she called the American justice system “racist, xenophobic, rogue, [and] fundamentally flawed beyond reform.” She also claimed that a quarter of the world’s population is locked up in American prisons.
Pressley was likely referring to the statistic that 22% of the world’s incarcerated people are in the United States.
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