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Plaques Identify The Dead In New York State Prison Graveyards

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After generations of burying these interred in jail graveyards with plain markers, recognized solely by prisoner ID numbers, New York laws have begun assigning plaques that establish the lifeless in state jail graveyards by title, Matt Katz reports for WNYC and NPR. Rev. Alfred Twyman, a jail chaplain, instructed NPR that he believes that those that die in jail with out family members who’ve the means to gather their stays shouldn’t be outlined by their convictions in dying.

“We acknowledge their humanity. We acknowledge them as individuals – not only a quantity, however individuals,” Twyman mentioned.

Source / Picture: thecrimereport.org

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