Ed Driscoll

Inmates And Asylums

As a follow-up to our earlier look at England’s mental meltdown, check out John Hawkins’ post on “Britain’s Slide Into The Politically Correct Abyss Part #8728“. As John writes, “Wow. You’ll just have to see it to believe it”:

Prison officers have been told not to refer to their charges as “inmates” because it might offend them.

Ministers claim the age-old term is not appropriate if criminals are to be treated with “respect and dignity”.

…Earlier this year prison inspectors at Bullingdon jail in Oxfordshire, said prisoners should be addressed by their first names, given free condoms and be served evening meals later time to stop them feeling hungry in the night.

In 2006, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Anne Owers, criticised jail staff for calling prisoners “cons”.

Meanwhile, another English institution isn’t crazy about its colloquial name: “The new £4.7m school that won’t call itself a ‘school’… because it has ‘negative connotations.'”

For some thoughts on the cause of this societal self-lobotomization, here’s another link to the Linda Kimball post we mentioned earlier today.