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Washington, Oregon, and California also rely on inmates to bolster their firefighting efforts.

From Vox

A Bureau of Prisons spokesman told VOSD that the downtown prison has been performing targeted coronavirus testing and has tried to limit inmate moves between facilities.

As of Thursday, there were 129 active coronavirus cases among inmates and 140 people had recovered.

Werner told Morris she believed the Sheriff’s Department wasn’t doing enough to protect staff and inmates from the coronavirus.

During previous wildfires, California has used state prison inmates who volunteer for reduced sentences and a small amounts of money.

From Fortune

In none of the weddings Joplin has performed did the inmate have more than five years to serve.

I spent four years in a prison where each handicapped convict was issued an underpaid inmate assistant.

The woman had accompanied a friend who was visiting her boyfriend when she met the inmate she would marry.

The last federal position he held was Inmate--he served more than eight years for his inventive approach to acquiring money.

However, if an inmate cannot find a job, he should expect to sleep outside with other homeless inmates.

I grieve that one of the most promising of them is now an inmate in my cabin, in a very delicate state of health.

He could not bear the thought of her unhappiness, and yet, at any sacrifice, Tatsu must be kept an inmate of their home.

The officers make the alternative quickly apparent to the new inmate: to protest against injustice is unavailing and dangerous.

These last gave the name and country of many an unhappy inmate, with the date of the fatal day of their captivity.

In no case can any inmate claim it as a right, and it is not to be given merely on account of household work.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inmate, such as: convict, prisoner, internee, and jailbird.

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