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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Those other reforms include ensuring pregnant women aren't shackled or put in solitary confinement while incarcerated, charged for phone calls or kept from their families, Refinery29 reports.
Last year, Mark Harrington, the Local 25’s secretary-treasurer at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty to attempted extortion in exchange for six months of home confinement.
Nolan will sit in solitary confinement in a jail cell in the Campbell County Detention Center awaiting his fate silently, for now.
Nosenko spent three-and-a-half years in solitary confinement at a C.I.A. training site near Williamsburg, Virginia, and was subsequently cleared of any allegations of spying for the Russians.
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.
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First Known Use of confinement
Synonymscaptivity, internment, immurement, impoundment, imprisonment, incarceration, prison
Related Wordsbondage, enslavement, servitude; restraint, restriction; arrest, capture, entrapment; custody, detainer, detainment, detention, house arrest
Near Antonymsemancipation, liberation, manumission, redemption, release; freedom, independence, liberty
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
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