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synonyms for prisoner

  • captive
  • convict
  • detainee
  • hostage
  • con
  • culprit
  • internee
  • jailbird
  • lag
  • lifer
  • loser
  • tough
  • yardbird
  • chain gang member
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I realize in the public’s mind … the reaction might be why would you give a vaccination to a prisoner when people outside need them….
U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE’S LAX COVID-19 OVERSIGHT OF SOME INMATES REFLECTS A LARGER PROBLEMJOE DAVIDSONFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She was part of the expert team that presented covid-19 vaccine policy recommendations to the Israeli government, and the group was among those petitioning for prisoners to be vaccinated.
“EVERYONE IS IMPRESSED BY ISRAELI VACCINATION, BUT I DON’T THINK WE’RE A SUCCESS STORY”LINDSAY MUSCATOJANUARY 22, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The American Correctional Association recommends each prisoner have 25 square feet of “unencumbered” area to themselves—in most cases, not enough to keep a safe social distance.
ON SURVIVING—AND LEAVING—PRISON DURING A PANDEMICSARAH SCOLESJANUARY 21, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Though Weber has largely focused her legislative efforts on education and criminal justice reform, she has targeted a specific issue related to voting rights – and that’s expanding voting rights for the incarcerated and former prisoners.
SACRAMENTO REPORT: NEW REPORT SHOWS MORE OF THE SAME DISPARATE POLICE OUTCOMESSARA LIBBYJANUARY 8, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
They raised a total of $32,000 over about three years — a remarkable feat considering prisoners in California earn a base wage of 8 cents an hour for many of their daily jobs, such as mopping the floors.
A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT NEEDED HELP WITH TUITION, SO AN UNLIKELY GROUP STEPPED UP: PRISON INMATESKELLIE B. GORMLYJANUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Villalon, who was arrested in Mission, was transferred to the Hidalgo County Jail, where he said he was placed in a cell with dozens of other people with no hand sanitizer, no masks for him and other prisoners and no social distancing.
RESTRICTIONS ON THE SOUTH TEXAS BORDER WERE MEANT TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM COVID-19. THEN THE HANDCUFFS CAME OUT.BY VIANNA DAVILA AND REN LARSONDECEMBER 19, 2020PROPUBLICA
In some states, more than half of prisoners have been infected, according to data collected by The Associated Press and The Marshall Project.
CORONAVIRUS IS HITTING PRISONS AND JAILS HARD—1 IN 5 INMATES HAS HAD COVID, AND 1,700 HAVE DIEDBERNHARD WARNERDECEMBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
It’s almost impossible for prisoners to take precautions free-roaming people can.
MORNING REPORT: WHY COVID IS COURSING THROUGH LOCAL JAILSVOICE OF SAN DIEGODECEMBER 2, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Of those that were reviewed, 7% were found partially or wholly in favor of the prisoner.
THE WAY PRISONERS FLAG GUARD ABUSE, INADEQUATE HEALTH CARE AND UNSANITARY CONDITIONS IS BROKENBY SHANNON HEFFERNAN, WBEZDECEMBER 2, 2020PROPUBLICA
People “don’t want to take a chance on being a prisoner in a circumstance they can’t control,” Freedman said.
HOW RISKY IS AIR TRAVEL IN THE PANDEMIC? HERE’S WHAT THE SCIENCE SAYS.BRIAN RESNICKNOVEMBER 12, 2020VOX
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WORDS RELATED TO PRISONER

  • bondman
  • bondservant
  • bondwoman
  • con
  • convict
  • detainee
  • hostage
  • internee
  • prisoner
  • prisoner of war
  • slave
  • bad egg
  • black sheep
  • con
  • convict
  • culprit
  • delinquent
  • evildoer
  • felon
  • hellhound
  • hoodlum
  • jailbird
  • lawbreaker
  • outcast
  • outlaw
  • prisoner
  • rapscallion
  • rascal
  • rogue
  • rowdy
  • ruffian
  • scamp
  • scoundrel
  • sinner
  • thug
  • transgressor
  • varlet
  • villain
  • wretch
  • wrongdoer
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.