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noun as in imprisonment

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It wasn’t hard for them to see a future marked by failure, violence, and maybe incarceration.

The state is spending a lot less money on incarceration rates and spending more money on rehab centers.

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Joel Caston has filled many roles during his 26 years of incarceration, from youth mentor to published author to financial literacy instructor for his fellow inmates.

Discretion in drug enforcement and sentencing means prohibition is among the leading causes of incarceration of people of color in the United States – an injustice many Americans on both sides of the aisle increasingly recognize.

Interior design is a concept not often associated with the criminal justice system, but a growing number of architects and designers believe it could play a vital role in addressing mass incarceration and inequity.

From Fortune

I also want to alert you to the broader circumstances of my incarceration.

Shortly thereafter, T.I. lent his first post-incarceration verse to a remix of “Magic.”

Even when financial facilitators are arrested, incarceration is brief.

These crimes of fashion proved the men were feminine and thus gay and therefore worthy of incarceration.

Before my decade of incarceration, I had never seen a dead body.

This patient's incarceration in the asylum was due to a very striking manifestation of his paranoia querulans.

He had been a bheestee (water carrier) to the house of Ramabai up to the young banker's incarceration.

We stumbled down the jail stairway up which, three months before, we had been conducted to our long incarceration in the cage.

At first I imagined that my laundress had permitted some stranger to occupy my rooms during my incarceration.

The following night, the annoyance, which had ceased during her incarceration, recommenced with double fury.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to incarceration, such as: captivity, confinement, and restraint.

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