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
Warren chronicled Gunn's struggles — including dropping acid at age 13, near-death overdoses and prison stints — in a Courier-Journal article on Sunday's front page.
An Ohio man with 39 felony convictions was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for theft and attempted theft.
In addition to imposing a six-year prison sentence on Jimenez, U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams ordered her to forfeit $1.1 million.
At 21 years old Roosa was sentenced to life in prison after breaking into a Daytona Beach women's home, kidnapping, robbing and eventually killing her.
Writer-director Matt Ruskin splits the movie into narrative streams — Warner’s deterioration of spirit in prison, and King’s relentless efforts to raise money for appeals, coupled with his own decisive investigation into the murder.
Some reported particularly high-stress moments, like receiving a phone call from a son in prison, while others had mostly mild stressors, like low-key arguments with a romantic partner.
Hell, female inmates just got the dignity of getting free tampons in federal prisons.
Still, there will be an initial surge in releases from prison right after Nov. 1.
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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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