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noun as in person jailed for crime; person kept against his or her will

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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….

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.

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.

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.

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.

And now, similarly, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee: "Bend over and take it like a prisoner!"

Clickbait title notwithstanding, Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!

However, legal issues are only one of the things standing between an ex-prisoner and a job.

I was put in a solitary confinement completely cut off from the outside world without even enjoying basic prisoner rights.

One prisoner, who was left naked and shackled to a cold floor, died of suspected hypothermia.

They also seized the lake gunboats, took an entire Spanish garrison prisoner, and captured a large quantity of stores.

During his mild régime the insurrection increased rapidly, and in one encounter he himself was very near falling a prisoner.

A white woman, Mrs. Henry Jacobi, who had been taken prisoner early in the month, crossed the plain holding a white flag.

The manner of his prisoner, sufficiently mollified the officer; and he made a sign to his attendants to withdraw.

Don Diego beckoned two guards, who immediately drew near their prisoner.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prisoner, such as: captive, convict, detainee, hostage, con, and culprit.

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