from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention, especially persons convicted of crimes.
- n. A place or condition of confinement or forcible restraint.
- n. A state of imprisonment or captivity.
- transitive v. To confine in or as if in a prison; imprison.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes, or otherwise considered undesirable by the government.
- n. Confinement in a prison.
- n. Any restrictive environment, such as a harsh academy or home.
- v. to imprison
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o� confinement, restraint, or safe custody.
- n. Specifically, a building for the safe custody or confinement of criminals and others committed by lawful authority.
- transitive v. To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty.
- transitive v. To bind (together); to enchain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place of confinement or involuntary restraint; especially, a public building for the confinement or safe custody of criminals and others committed by process of law; a jail.
- n. A prisoner.
- n. A public prison or penitentiary.
- To shut up in a prison; restrain from liberty; imprison, literally or figuratively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement
- n. a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
I'm speaking to this wicked child, who has obtained our love and sympathy and attention on false pretences, for which she ought to be put in prison -- yes, in _prison_, for such a heartless trick on relatives who can ill afford to be so cruelly disappointed! '
Update: Marchello Cecala murder * Brandon Christopher Wallace sentenced to up to 30 years in prison; Anthony David Milligan sentenced to 1-15 years in prison*
It's the New York Times, so you'll have to suffer through the misuse of the term "prison camp."
Frank Ostrowski, who spent 23 years in prison, is now seeking bail.
Jon Jackson, Khadr's lead defense lawyer, argued that Khadr's mistreatment in prison is relevant to the sentence he should serve, even if it didn't invalidate Khadr's confessions.
But Khadr's treatment in prison is undoubtedly a mitigating factor in sentencing as well.
Since then, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has built a new death chamber and changed how the execution team at San Quentin prison is selected and trained.
The number of blacks in prison is an at all-time high; one in six black men is unemployed; many of the manufacturing jobs that guaranteed a middle-class lifestyle to high school graduates in the East and Midwest have moved to China, India or Vietnam.
The second thing from which a child suffers in prison is hunger.
So what term of years in prison is “fair” given his set of non-theoretical circumstances?