Here is a clear-cut example of Gov. Kathy Hochul allowing the inmates to run the asylum.
Hochul signed a bill this week that bans the word “inmate” changing the term to “incarcerated person”.
“For too long, we as a society have thought of incarcerated individuals as less than people. The use of the word ‘inmate’ further dehumanizes and demoralizes them,” state Sen. Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) said of the bill he sponsored with Jeffrion Aubry (D-Queens), which Hochul signed into law Monday.
While many New Yorkers are looking for substantial changes in bail reform to fight the soaring crime in the city and state, Hochul chose to hang her hat on this reform.
“And as far as all the inmates beating the crap out of correctional officers across New York, this pathetically weak Governor doesn’t do anything but make the job of being an officer harder as she enthusiastically puts their safety at greater risk. REPEAL the HALT Act!” Republican gubernatorial nominee Rep. Lee Zeldin tweeted Monday in response to the new law, referencing limits on solitary confinement previously signed into law by Hochul.
It certain appears now that the incarcerated persons are running Albany.