An official with the Department of Justice for the United States of America said the agency will no longer call people “felons” or “convicts” after they are released from prison because it’s too hard on them emotionally.
That’s right. Criminals who were caught and convicted because they seriously hurt others will no longer be called “felons” or “convicts” by the government because… it hurts their feelings. What in the world is going on out there? If you’re a felon or a convict…you’re a felon or a convict!
So instead of “felon,” the new Department of Justice policy recommends calling the crooks “a person who committed a crime” or “an individual who was incarcerated.” I guess when you think about it, “A person who committed a crime” has a nice ring to it. Like a poem. Easy on the ears. *insert sarcastic eye roll here*