The PCAO News section provides information on what we’re doing to serve Pima County residents and achieve reform by spotlighting original content that is accessible and easy to consume.
In all of our content, we use people-first language to honor the humanity and dignity of everyone who intersects with the criminal justice system. This means that, instead of using words like “felons” or “inmates” or unnecessarily scary language to describe those accused or convicted of committing harm, you’ll see terms like “people in jail” or “people with conviction histories.” We believe that using dehumanizing, hyperbolic language only divides us, makes our communities less safe, and subjects those who have already suffered harm to further trauma.
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