Examples of prison in a Sentence
The state plans to build two more prisons.
He was in prison at the time.
If caught, they're all going to prison.
She was sent to prison for robbery.
He was released from prison.
He's scheduled to get out of prison next month.
Her marriage became a prison to her.
Recent Examples of prison from the Web
In a separate development in Kabul, a court sentenced seven bodyguards for the country’s vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, to eight years in prison for abducting and raping a political rival.
Each charge carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
But in March 2015, the Army raised the stakes, accusing him not only of desertion but also of misbehavior before the enemy, an ancient but rarely charged crime punishable by up to life in prison.
Wilson’s old boss, Roderick Johnson, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Chris Mayhew/Jordan Kellogg An Independence man will face five counts of murder and could spend the rest of his life in prison for a fatal crash that killed five members of a family.
Women in Ireland who have abortions face up to 14 years in prison, according to Amnesty International.
With his dad long out of the picture and his mom on the road to prison, Jimmy entered the foster care system at age 9 and spent several years bouncing between shelters, foster care, and family members' homes.
Darden, who had worked for the prison system for 10 years, was buried Saturday.
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Synonymsbastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], cooler, coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], jail, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]
Related Wordsbull pen, cage, cell, hole, tank; block, ward; glasshouse [British], guardhouse, hulk (s); concentration camp, gulag, labor camp, prison camp, stalag, work camp; dungeon, keep, oubliette; reformatory, reform school, training school
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