NY Drops Word ” Inmate” In Law
In many state legislation, New York has changed the word “inmate” to “incarcerated person” to refer to those who are serving prison sentences. The modifications, which Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law on Monday, aim to lessen the stigma associated with being incarcerated. Advocates for prison reform claim that the word “inmate” is dehumanizing. When jail guards refer to convicts, […]
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