ar·rest·ee | \ə-ˌres-ˈtē \

Definition of arrestee 

: a person who is under arrest

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Hamilton County Jail uses body scanners to insure arrestees don't bring contraband into the system. Faith E. Pinho, Indianapolis Star, "Marion County Jail embraces iris-scanning technology for inmates," 25 June 2018 It’s going to allow the county to move into a new facility (to handle) 38 percent of (Bexar County’s) arrestees. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "Tour of new intake center renews rift between officials," 11 July 2018 In 2010, Judge Hardiman ruled that jails can strip-search every arrestee police bring them, a decision the Supreme Court affirmed in 2012—in a 5-4 opinion written by Justice Kennedy. Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Who Are the Supreme Court Contenders?," 8 July 2018 The Trump administration is still deporting fewer noncriminal immigrants than the Obama administration did circa 2011, and the proportion of deportees who are noncriminals is usually smaller than the proportion of arrestees who are. Dara Lind, Vox, "Trump’s “animals” remark and the ensuing controversy, explained," 21 May 2018 In Connecticut, police use-of-force incidents continue to inflame residents, including the 2017 fatal shooting of Bridgeport teen Jayson Negron and a Hartford sergeant’s assault of an arrestee a year earlier. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Hartford Council Greenlights Purchase Of Body-Worn Cameras For Police," 29 June 2018 Victim and arrestee confidential in a phone threat of violence, 1100 block Caminito Connie. Ramona Sentinel, "Sheriff's Reports: June 18-24," 27 June 2018 Maryland’s system has been considered more advanced than other states because of the vast amount of images available, including more than 10 million images from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, mug shots and other photographs of arrestees. Yvonne Wenger,, "Police used facial recognition technology to help identify uncooperative suspect in Capital Gazette shooting," 29 June 2018 The Marion County Sheriff's Office does not typically hold arrestees for immigration violations, according to spokeswoman Katie Carlson. Dakota Crawford, Indianapolis Star, "Here’s how immigration officials treat parents and children in Indiana," 19 June 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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ar·res·tee | \ə-ˌres-ˈtē \

Legal Definition of arrestee 

: a person who is or was under arrest

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