An inmate relaxes in his cell at Monroe Corrections Complex, in Monroe, Wash. Starting this month, the state Department of Corrections chief has asked staff to stop using the word “offender” to describe those in their custody.
An inmate relaxes in his cell at Monroe Corrections Complex, in Monroe, Wash. Starting this month, the state Department of Corrections chief has asked staff to stop using the word “offender” to describe those in their custody. Michael Martina AP file photo, 2004
An inmate relaxes in his cell at Monroe Corrections Complex, in Monroe, Wash. Starting this month, the state Department of Corrections chief has asked staff to stop using the word “offender” to describe those in their custody. Michael Martina AP file photo, 2004

A Washington criminal offender by any name still an offender

November 14, 2016 04:59 PM