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Cuomo signs bill striking 'inmate' from New York law

nystateofpolitics.com
 2021-08-03

Cover picture for the articlePeople in prison in New York will no longer be referred to as "inmates" in state law under a measure approved Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The bill approved by the governor addresses what has been a growing concern for criminal justice advocates in the state: The use of the word...

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Donny Berger
08-03

Growing violence in nys since safe act, bail reform and now the less is more act for parolees and we get a law renaming the term for convicted felons....Next theyll name the criminals "victim of society"

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Tammy LeValley
08-03

Dehumanizing others is what got most inmates their conviction status. How ironic that a governor whos newly found guilty of dehumanizing women doesn't like the terminology.

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TC Andrews
08-03

Sorry but why should we be worried about the self-esteem of convicted criminals when it is obvious that criminals have no self-esteem.They are given free college education while non-criminals struggle to afford one. They get free healthcare while others often go into debt.

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