Examples of confinement in a Sentence
The dog was kept in confinement until it was determined to be healthy.
He remained with his wife during her confinement.
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In preparation for Malloy’s exit, reform advocates have pushed for legislation backing another of the administration’s policy changes: a deliberate reduction in the use of solitary confinement.
And the findings come as some state prison systems have limited their use of solitary confinement.
Calvin Dimetrius Poston, 17, will be tried as an adult on charges of murder, murder in perpetration of robbery, robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, rape and criminal confinement, which were filed in the death of Carolyn Rimpson, 61, of Gary.
One of the videos, from November, shows an inmate in solitary confinement who had pushed his hands through the food slot in his door and refused to pull them back in his cell.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Mims was held in a military brig until being released on Tuesday, when a review decided that continued confinement wasn’t necessary, said Cmdr.
No one appeared more surprised by the judge’s sudden action than Williams, who was escorted away in handcuffs and booked into a cell in the detention center’s Special Housing Unit with conditions akin to solitary confinement.
On June 21, allegedly following an hour of confinement, the teen managed to escape through a window, fleeing to a neighbor’s home for safety.
The room, which prison officials say will open to inmates in a few weeks, is part of a broader effort to reform solitary confinement in Alaska prisons announced by the Department of Corrections this week.
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First Known Use of confinement
CONFINEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of confinement for English Language Learners
: the act of confining someone or something : the state of being confined
: the time when a woman is giving birth to a baby
Legal Definition of confinement
1 : the act of confining
2 : the state of being confined
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