Words Matter

A cloud of words often used to describe incarcerated people.

The language we use shapes our perception and can significantly influence how we engage with the world and our impact on it. We must choose our words carefully when speaking about people who are incarcerated. Much of the language used currently is inherently dehumanizing and freezes the person in time rather than allow for personal growth and transformation. Please spend some time considering this excellent collection of articles from The Marshall Project.