Definition of inmate
: any of a group occupying a single place of residence; especially : a person confined (as in a prison or hospital)
Recent Examples of inmate from the Web
Other officers in the in-take area who were dropping off new inmates came to the deputy's aid and Killingsworth was secured by staff, the release said.
But on Monday, Trawick filled out a registration form while inside the Dothan City Jail with the help of Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, a civil rights advocate who has been registering inmates to vote for more than a decade.
The inmate was decontaminated and not injured in the incident.
After seeing so many Lake County Jail inmates struggle with, or die from, opioid addiction, officials are considering a new program with a preventative drug for those transitioning back into the community.
The organization provides clothing that former inmates can wear to job interviews.
About $168,000 will be repaid if all inmates are located.
Since 2013, Adrienne C. Moore has portrayed inmate Cindy Hayes on Orange Is the New Black, which recently rolled out its fifth season on Netflix.
The Will County court system plans to partner with the Family Guidance Center of Joliet to help inmates addicted to heroin.
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First Known Use of inmate
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Definition of inmate for English Language Learners
: a person who is kept in a prison or mental hospital
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Definition of inmate for Students
: a person confined in an institution (as a hospital or prison)
Medical Definition of inmate
: one of a group occupying a single place of residence; especially : a person confined (as in a psychiatric hospital) especially for a long time
Legal Definition of inmate
: a person confined in an institution (as a prison or hospital)
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