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noun as in residence for incarcerating criminals


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Together, the newlyweds told the story of how they fell in love while Irons was incarcerated, and how excited they are about the prison reform work they’re planning to do together moving forward.

Anthony Bourdain used to say, “It’s the last job before you go to the prison and the first job you get on the way out.”

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Gang injunctions haven’t been successful at doing anything other than filling jails and prisons and tearing families apart.

Unfortunately, the prisons are providing a good example of how herd immunity works, and it’s not pretty.

Joseph Pemberton’s early release from prison prompted Rodrigo Duterte to pardon him.

Policemen on the show joke about prison riots, bomb threats, and the shooting of unarmed civilians.

When Chérif got out of prison, he worked at the fish counter of a supermarket.

There was a lot of prison fiction from movies and books to mine.

Jettison your lawyers as a source of prison-yard guidance, Abramoff said.

You get these high-profile people that go into prison, and the staff abuse their authority.

So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.

The enemy then quickly took cover behind the high cliffs and I was let out of my prison.

There are no chains to my prison, no steel cuffs to gall the limbs, no guards to threaten and cow me.

It is painful to add, that the latter years of his life were passed in prison, where he was confined for debt.

In a dungeon of the corresponding tower, on this side of the castle, was the prison of Ripperda.

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On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prison, such as: confinement, jail, lockup, penitentiary, bastille, and can.

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