Definition of 'prison'
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They face up to life in prison if convicted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is expected to be given a lengthy prison term when he is sentenced today. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were being held at the open prison as part of preparation for their release. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That made his life in prison more difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The riot is the fourth disturbance behind bars in two months and underlines how volatile the prison system has become. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Prison is about punishment and rehabilitation. The Sun (2016)Ministers have pledged a 3million investment to help reduce violence and cut serious organised crime across the prison system. The Sun (2016)Prisoners are invariably troubled people and prisons troubled places, but they shouldn't be as troubled as this. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a solution that doesn't cost money: we need to keep more people out of prison or shorten their sentences. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When people leave prison they ought to be less likely to offend than when they come in. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The only justification for prisons is to house people for the protection of the public and themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Their prison terms did not nearly reflect the potential gravity of the crime. The Sun (2015)The moves are likely to alarm prison governors. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The judge admitted many would expect her to be sent to prison for her crime. The Sun (2012)They are in prison awaiting trial on charges of running a criminal organisation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We must remember that prison is a place of punishment. The Sun (2010)Why was he sent to an open prison? The Sun (2013)We must go back to prisons places of punishment. The Sun (2008)The offence carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. The Sun (2012)This was in effect a prison for young people between the ages of fourteen and eighteen years. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)Race and gender ceased to be prison houses and became optional identities. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)In another case the judges increased a prison term from five to eight years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many of the prison governors were appointed directly from service in the armed forces. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)The courts do remand a significant minority of accused people in prison to await trial. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)Such as the desire for more prison places and the wish to spend less and less. The Sun (2007)What the hell were they doing in an open prison? The Sun (2014)The primary purpose of prison is punishment. The Sun (2013)The first choice is death and the second life in prison. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These are people for whom prison is the wrong place. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Prison guards are unwittingly passing on coded information in what appear to be innocent messages from criminals to their relatives. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The other sailors face up to life in prison for the crime of abandoning ship and the lesser charge of negligence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The prisoners were electrocuted by prison guards when they complained, it was claimed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She had been in prison or under house arrest for 15 of the past 21 years. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'prison'
British English: prison /ˈprɪzn/ NOUN
A prison is a building where criminals are kept.
...a maximum-security prison.
- American English: prison
- Arabic: حَبْس
- Brazilian Portuguese: prisão
- Chinese: 监狱
- Croatian: zatvor
- Czech: vězení
- Danish: fængsel
- Dutch: gevangenis
- European Spanish: prisión
- Finnish: vankila
- French: prison
- German: Gefängnis
- Greek: φυλακή
- Italian: prigione
- Japanese: 刑務所
- Korean: 교도소
- Norwegian: fengsel
- Polish: więzienie
- European Portuguese: prisão
- Romanian: închisoare
- Russian: тюрьма
- Spanish: prisión
- Swedish: fängelse
- Thai: เรือนจำ
- Turkish: hapishane
- Ukrainian: в'язниця
- Vietnamese: nhà tù
Definition of prison from the Collins English Dictionary
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