You Can’t Say “Inmate” Any Longer in the NY State Penal System… I’m Shocked You Can Say Penal – IOTW Report

You Can’t Say “Inmate” Any Longer in the NY State Penal System… I’m Shocked You Can Say Penal

Several state statutes in New York have been updated to use the term “incarcerated person” rather than “inmate” when referring to those who are currently IN PRISON. The legislation was passed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul last week, and it is widely believed by the to have as its primary goal the reduction of the social stigma associated with incarceration. The term “inmate” has been criticized for its demeaning connotations by many who want prison reform. Inmates say it’s humiliating when guards call them “inmates,” especially in front of their loved ones.

A democratic state senator from the Bronx, said that “language matters.” Gustavo Rivera said in order to make progress toward a criminal justice system that emphasizes rehabilitation rather than punishment, the state has beclowned itself.

To Republicans, the bill was an attempt to coddle criminals, a subset of people who don’t seem to have any sensitivity while they are committing their crimes.

“Incarcerated Person” sounds out of step already. It should be “Person of Incarceration.”


19 Comments on You Can’t Say “Inmate” Any Longer in the NY State Penal System… I’m Shocked You Can Say Penal

  1. Just refer to any malicious, maladjusted shitbag by the umbrella term Democrat and you have ipretty much covered all of the bases

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  2. Language Nazis are just as odious as standard Nazis – in fact they’re just a subset of standard Nazis. New York’s a Nazi shithole that people are leaving.

    You’d think the New York Legislature had more important shit to worry about.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

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  3. Amendment 13 of the U.S. Constitution says that is it is proper to call those who have been sent to prison … slaves.

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  4. Ignoramuses and frauds such as Huckster Hochul will always try doing stupid things for attention. The more Huckster tries to close her mouth over her hugely and obviously dirty teeth is more comic ‘EMPOWERING’ entertainment for the rest of us.

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  5. “The term “inmate” has been criticized for its demeaning connotations.”

    So once everyone gets the memo that “inmate” is now “incarcerated person”, then we can pu the demeaning connotations on that phrase. Then they will have to change it again. So stupid. And this is a LAW??? What is the punishment for this violation of the first amendment?

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  6. Ok. Cool. Start calling them CONVICT in front of their loved ones. Convict, your visitation time is over, back to your cell.

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