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
Though slavery was formally abolished — outside of prisons — with the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, in Plessy v. Ferguson, the Court in 1896 upheld racial segregation.
The latter carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Carbonella faces a single count of embezzlement by a bank officer or employee, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.
Robert and Philip of Taranto were thrown in prison, as were Louis and Robert of Durazzo.
He was arrested and charged with violating the order, an offense that carries a maximum term of five years in prison.
After 17 years in prison, Bryant was set free in May 2016.
The performance of Kilmarnock prison is judged by 42 indicators, none of which measures reoffending rates.
Mill, 31, whose legal name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, has been out of prison since April, when the Philadelphia Supreme Court ordered him released on bail.
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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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