Notes from the Newsroom
John I. Carney

Trusty, trustee

Posted Friday, September 23, 2016, at 10:18 AM
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  • The words are pretty much interchangeable and can both be used in the same context for David's story.

    The definition of trustee beyond the word "or" below can be construed as a variation of the theme.

    "Trustee: (or the holding of a trusteeship) is a legal term which, in its broadest sense, can refer to any person who holds property, authority, or a position of trust or responsibility for the benefit of another. A trustee can also refer to a person who is allowed to do certain tasks but not able to gain income."

    "Trusty: a prisoner who is given special privileges or responsibilities in return for good behavior"

    In the instance of county jail trustees/trusties ,the county and various parties receive a benefit by using them for multiple non-profit tasks.

    -- Posted by Ghost_Rider on Fri, Sep 23, 2016, at 11:57 AM
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