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I was at an immigrant jail in Louisiana, imprisoned for seeking political asylum.

Arresting, prosecuting and imprisoning people for drug-related crimes is expensive.

Independent journalist imprisoned for coronavirus reporting, now on hunger strike.

From Fortune

They also do that by advocating for people’s sentences to be commuted, by expanding the grounds through which people can be eligible for release, or by advocating for compassionate release for elderly and infirm imprisoned people.

From Vox

The brave few who stand up to the regime are persecuted or imprisoned as criminals, accused of receiving money that the United States sends them to “subvert” the “sovereign and democratic order chosen by the people.”

Elsewhere, she tells her inamorata, “It does not matter if you elude my arms/my dear, when thought alone can imprison you.”

They voted to imprison people convicted of being gay for two years and six months.

It was flat and pointed, like the heads of many of those unfortunates whom people imprison in asylums for the weak-minded.

Why did it take so long to imprison the men responsible for this terrible crime?

It was ‘us vs. them,’ and ‘we need to kill or imprison them all.’

Some of them talked secretly together and made a plan to imprison him and take possession of the ships.

But I've taken steps to imprison it in the tent, and it can't get out till I permit it.

They oppose the Acts of Navigation, and imprison the King's officers for doing their duty.

Imprison them for a quarter of a century, and on the day of their release they will conspire against czardom.

Certainly he plotted against him, sending his son Nerli to Lucca with orders to trap Castruccio and imprison him; which was done.


On this page you'll find 77 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to imprison, such as: apprehend, commit, detain, hold, incarcerate, and jail.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.