prison

noun
ADJECTIVE
local
federal
overcrowded
high-security (esp. BrE), maximum-security (esp. AmE), supermax (AmE)
minimum-security (AmE)
closed (BrE), open (esp. BrE)

Open prisons prepare prisoners for life back in the community.

private
women's
debtors' (historical)
military
VERB + PRISON
go to

He went to prison for tax evasion.

put sb in, send sb to, throw sb into

She was sent to prison for leaking state secrets.

He was immediately seized and thrown into prison.

be discharged from, be released from, come out of, get out of

When did he get out of prison?

escape from

A dangerous criminal has escaped from a maximum-security prison.

avoid, escape

You only escaped prison (= escaped being sent to prison) because of your previous good character.

face

She was told by magistrates she could now face prison.

build, design

Building new prisons is not going to help lower our incarceration rate.

operate, run

It is one of several companies running private prisons across Britain.

PRISON + NOUN
sentence, term
cell, hospital, yard
conditions
population
inmate
authorities, chaplain, governor (BrE), guard (esp. AmE), officer (esp. BrE), staff, warden (esp. AmE), warder (BrE)
service (BrE), system
reform
PREPOSITION
at a/the prison

The police are investigating disturbances at the prison.

in (a/the) prison

How long has her father been in prison?

There have been riots in the prison.


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  • prison — [ prizɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; prisun, prisum « prise, capture » 1080; lat. pop. °prensio, onis, class. prehensio, onis, de prehendere I ♦ Lieu de détention. 1 ♦ Établissement clos aménagé pour recevoir des délinquants condamnés à une peine privative… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Prison — de la Santé 14e arrondissement, Paris Une prison, centre de détention ou pénitencier[note 1] est un lieu d emprisonnement ; par extension, le terme pri …   Wikipédia en Français

  • prison — Prison, De Prensus, syncopé de Prehensus vient de Prins, ou Pris. De Pris vient Prison, le lieu où lon met ceux qui sont Pris, et de Prison, Prisonnier, Carcer, Ergastulum, Custodia, Phylaca, Plaut. Prisons où sont liez les malfaicteurs, Vincula… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • prison — pris·on n: an institution usu. under state control for confinement of persons serving sentences for serious crimes compare house of correction, house of detention, jail, lockup …   Law dictionary

  • Prison — Pris on (?; 277), n. [F., fr. L. prehensio, prensio, a seizing, arresting, fr. prehendre, prendere, to lay hold of, to seize. See {Prehensile}, and cf. {Prize}, n., {Misprision}.] 1. A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prison — Разработчик Reaktor Дата выпуска 2007 Жанр 3D шутер, головоломка Платформы PC …   Википедия

  • prison — Prison. s. f. Lieu où l on enferme les criminels, les debiteurs, &c. par l ordre de la justice. Mettre en prison. tirer de prison. tenir en prison. sortir de prison. rompre les prisons. garder la prison. on luy a donné la ville pour prison. On… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Prison 59 — (in Persian: بازداشتگاه ۵۹) is an unofficial detention centre on Vali e Asr Avenue in Tehran, Iran, under the administration of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Like other covert detention centres such as Towhid Prison and Amaken,… …   Wikipedia

  • Prison 59 — est un centre non officiel de détention pénitentiaire du gouvernement iranien qui se situe dans l avenue Vali e Asr à Téhéran, en Iran. Ce centre est administré par le corps de la Garde Révolutionnaire Islamique Comme plusieurs autres centres de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Prison — Pris on, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prisoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prisoning}.] 1. To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty. [1913 Webster] The prisoned eagle dies for rage. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] His true …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prison — early 12c., from O.Fr. prisoun prison, imprisonment (11c.), altered (by influence of pris taken; see PRIZE (Cf. prize) (2)) from earlier preson, from L. prensionem (nom. prensio), shortening of prehensionem (nom. *prehensio) a taking, noun of… …   Etymology dictionary


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