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
Federal investigators have identified one farm in Yuma, Ariz., as having grown whole-head lettuce linked to cases of food poisoning in an Alaska prison.
As governor from 1983 to 1991, Mr. Deukmejian ran a law-and-order administration, expanding the state prison system, bringing the left-leaning California Supreme Court to the center, and supporting tough, anticrime legislation.
All of the nine were found guilty and sentenced to federal prison.
In 2004, journalists uncovered gruesome photos documenting the torture and abuse of detainees at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison by US soldiers.
Deukmejian’s critics noted that despite the prison construction boom, inmate overcrowding started to become a problem on his watch.
Deukmejian led the largest prison expansion platform in state history.
On Monday, Joshua Weyant was sentenced by a Dauphin County judge to 19½ to 39½ years in state prison.
The prison system characterized the work as a job training opportunity that would help the inmates.
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PRISON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prison for English Language Learners
: a building where people are kept as punishment for a crime or while they are waiting to go to court
: a place or situation from which you cannot escape
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