A man convicted of killing someone in a drug deal gone wrong is suing New York state for $50 million, saying he is being 'stigmatized' by being called an 'inmate'.
According to Gerard Domond, 49, the term inmate implies he was "mating with other men" and is causing him "mental anguish."
Speaking to the New York Post, his sister Marie Domond who is acting as the family lawyer says the term,
"Implies that our brother is locked up for the purpose of mating with other men."
"The suggestive nature of the word is disgraceful. This cruel psychological programming has weighed heavily on our emotional and psychological well-being. It's something that's bothered me for a long time. I couldn't understand why no one recognized that somebody being labeled an inmate, why they wouldn't recognize that. To me it just sounded very wrong."
Domond is seeking $50 million in damages.
He is currently serving 25 years to life in state prison for shooting a man in the head back in 1987.