Fact Check: Atlanta Does NOT Allow White Volunteers To Serve Prison Time In Place Of A Person Of Color

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  • by: Dana Ford
Fact Check: Atlanta Does NOT Allow White Volunteers To Serve Prison Time In Place Of A Person Of Color Satire

Does Atlanta allow white volunteers to serve prison time in place of a person of color? No, that's not true: the story was published by a satire website.

The story originated as an article (archived here) published by NPC Daily on June 18, 2019, under the title "You can now volunteer to serve prison time in place of a person of color." It opened:

After years of writing in and petitioning, a group in Atlanta, Georgia, has finally made some progress toward their goal: to replace all people of color in prisons with white people. It hasn't been an easy road, and many times, the group known as End Black Imprisonment (EBI) has been arrested themselves for their acts of defiance. However, it was during that time that they realized a compromise could be made.

Users on social media saw this title, description and thumbnail:


Although the post mentions the possibility that the story may be satire, it also says that "it looks like article is legitimate."

It's not.

NPC Daily has a satire disclaimer on its "about" page that reads:

NPC Daily is a satire site, providing political and cultural commentary with wanton sarcasm. NPC Daily pokes fun of modern journalism and liberalism. If you believe one of our articles is real, it's because the content is not too far adrift from what is published by mainstream news outlets. But, alas, our content is totally fictitious and is created to elicit laughs and bemusement.

The name of the site is a play on the NPC meme often used in certain right-wing circles to depict political opponents as mindless people who have fallen victim to groupthink and conformity.

NPC Wojak

NPC Wojak is a depiction of the MS Paint character Wojak with a blank stare and facial expression, named after non-player characters within video games. The character is meant to represent people who do not think for themselves and conform to society, bearing many similarities to the terms "basic" and "normie."

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  Dana Ford

Dana Ford is an Atlanta-based reporter and editor. She previously worked as a senior editor at Atlanta Magazine Custom Media and as a writer/ editor for CNN Digital. Ford has more than a decade of news experience, including several years spent working in Latin America.

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