The Language Project
A series of articles published by The Marshall Project examines the language our society uses to identify people who are incarcerated. The authors may have different experiences using different “labels,” but everyone seems to agree on two things: Language matters, and people who are incarcerated are people first. Along with essays by people with adult justice system involvement, the series includes an explanation of how The Marshall Project developed a person-first language policy for their own reporting projects. The series of articles can be read here.