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Rethinking Prison Labels, Rethinking Prison Relations

by Brian Bergen-Aurand On Tuesday, 1 November 2016, the Washington state Department of Corrections issued a memo stating it will no longer refer to those persons under its supervision as “offenders.” (The state dropped the term “inmates” in favor of “offenders” in the 2000s. Now, it is rethinking its labels again.) According to the memo, … Continue reading