That tough customer with the teardrop tattoo is no longer an ex-con: He’s a “formerly incarcerated individual,” a “returning resident,” or simply “justice involved.”
At least, that’s now the case in San Francisco, where the Board of Supervisors approved a resolution last month urging city departments to adopt “people-first language with respect to people with criminal records.”
The article goes on to state the following:
Other examples of the criminal-justice rebranding include:
* Parolee: Change to “person on parole” or “person under supervision”
* Drug offender or drug abuser: “Person convicted of a drug offense”
— Automobilnews (@Automobilnews1) August 22, 2019
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