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Relating to prison life

chain

noun

a long series of heavy metal rings fastened like a rope to a prisoner’s arms and legs

compound

noun

an enclosed area where a particular group of people live, or where people such as soldiers and prisoners can exercise

conjugal visit

noun

a visit to a prisoner by their partner during which they have time together in a private room, and may have sex

fetters

noun

chains for a prisoner’s feet, used especially in the past

hunger strike

noun

a refusal to eat for a long time, usually by a prisoner protesting against something

irons

noun

chains fitted round the arms or legs of prisoners to prevent them from escaping

leg irons

noun

two metal rings or chains that are fitted around a prisoner’s legs to prevent them from running away

lights-out

noun

the time at night when people in a school, camp, prison or other institution must turn off the lights and go to sleep

manacle

noun

one of a pair of metal rings fastened around a prisoner’s wrists or ankles and joined by a chain

prison visitor

noun

someone who goes to prisons in order to make friendly visits to prisoners

shackle

noun

one of a pair of connected metal rings that can be locked onto the wrists or legs of a prisoner

visiting hours

noun

the period of time when you can visit people, especially people who are in hospital or prison

on the outside

used for referring to what is happening outside a prison or institution when you are inside it

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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