Friday 12 August 2022 03:49 PM New York Gov. Hochul slammed for replacing 'inmate' with 'incarcerated person' ... trends now

Friday 12 August 2022 03:49 PM New York Gov. Hochul slammed for replacing 'inmate' with 'incarcerated person' ... trends now
Friday 12 August 2022 03:49 PM New York Gov. Hochul slammed for replacing 'inmate' with 'incarcerated person' ... trends now

Friday 12 August 2022 03:49 PM New York Gov. Hochul slammed for replacing 'inmate' with 'incarcerated person' ... trends now

How woke can New York go? Gov. Hochul is slammed for scrapping the word 'inmate' and ruling prisoners must be referred to as 'incarcerated person' as crime in the state surges at alarming rates New York state is changing laws to get rid of the word 'inmate' and replacing it with 'incarcerated person'  Republicans have ridiculed the measure as coddling criminals, as NYC crime spikes  The state has also changed 'policeman' to police officer and fireman to 'fire fighter' Hochul said the decision will help 'improve public safety'

New York has amended several state laws to remove the word 'inmate' and replace it with 'incarcerated person' to refer to people serving prison time.

The changes, signed into law Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, are intended to reduce the stigma of being in jail. 

Prison reform advocates have said the term 'inmate' has a dehumanizing effect. 

Prisoners say it can feel degrading when jail guards refer to them as inmates, especially in front of their families during in-person visits.

'Language matters,' said state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, a Bronx Democrat who sponsored the bill. 

'This is another concrete step our state is taking to make our criminal justice system one that focuses on rehabilitation, rather than relying solely on punishment.'

Republicans ridiculed the measure as coddling criminals.

'Parading around a bill that removes the word "inmate" from legal materials at a time when

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