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He should have been kept in solitary confinement for his hideous crimes. The Sun (2016)It is a common practice of US jails to subject individuals on suicide watch to solitary confinement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Soon he found himself locked in an underground cell in solitary confinement. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)He spent more than half of his time in prison in solitary confinement. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There was a time when such confinement would have horrified me. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She spent more than three months in solitary confinement before international pressure forced her release. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are now being held in solitary confinement cells near to the execution ground. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The new norm of confinement to the home did not necessarily imply women were inferior. America Past and Present (1995)It is not to be taken from the consulting room to a cell of solitary confinement. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He spent nearly six months in solitary confinement for his many escape attempts. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The solitary confinement cells and gallows are particularly chilling. The Sun (2012)Of all the games men and women play, tennis is the closest to solitary confinement. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She has been held in solitary confinement, and without charge. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was sentenced to 18 months in solitary confinement. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A third attempt also ended in failure and further periods in solitary confinement followed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A psychiatrist once told me that solitary confinement in prison is far worse than death. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A lot of the stress and fatigue we now feel is compounded by confinement in close quarters. Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990)He is so dangerous he has served all but four of his 34 years in prison in solitary confinement. The Sun (2009)He is likely to spend the rest of his life in a tough US prison in solitary confinement. The Sun (2014)He added: 'I was in solitary confinement for a time. The Sun (2013)Around 6,000 were jailed for their beliefs, some spending months in solitary confinement. The Sun (2014)He would almost certainly have been involved in it, had he not been at the time in solitary confinement as punishment for an earlier escape attempt. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In the 1960s he was imprisoned for two years during the Nigerian civil war and spent much of that time in solitary confinement. Times, Sunday Times (2010)While in prison, I was subject to extended periods of solitary confinement and medical neglect. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: confinement NOUN
Confinement is the state of being forced to stay in a prison or another place which you cannot leave.
She had been held in solitary confinement for four months.
Definition of confinement from the Collins English Dictionary
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