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Punishment in prison - thesaurus

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at his/her Majesty's pleasure

if a person is kept or detained at her Majesty's pleasure, they stay in prison indefinitely

concurrent sentence

noun

if a criminal is given concurrent sentences, the period of time spent in prison corresponds to the longest of those sentences

confinement

noun

a situation in which someone is forced to stay in a place, especially a prison, and not allowed to leave

consecutive sentence

noun

if a criminal is given consecutive sentences, the period of time spent in prison equals all the sentences added together

correctional

adjective

mainly American relating to prisons and prisoners

custodial sentence

noun

a punishment in which someone is sent to prison

extraordinary rendition

noun

the practice of moving prisoners from one state to another in a way that is illegal, often so that they can be questioned and hurt to make them give information

hard labour

noun

very hard physical work that some people have to do when they are in prison as a punishment

imprisonment

noun

the punishment of being put into prison. The punishment of life imprisonment means that someone will be kept in prison for many years, possibly until they die

imprisonment

noun

the situation of being in prison, or of being in a place or situation that you cannot escape from

internment

noun

the act of putting someone in a prison without officially accusing them of a crime, especially when this is done for political reasons

life

noun

life imprisonment

life imprisonment

noun

a punishment in which someone is sent to prison for the rest of their life

life sentence

noun

a punishment in which someone is sent to prison for the rest of their life

penal servitude

noun

the punishment of being kept in prison and forced to do hard labour

prison

noun

the system of keeping people in prisons as a punishment

prison

noun

the experience of being in prison

prison

noun

involving prison, or relating to prison

rendition

noun

extraordinary rendition

sentence

noun

legal a punishment given by a judge, usually involving a period of time that a person must spend in prison

solitary

noun

informal solitary confinement

solitary confinement

noun

a punishment in which a prisoner is kept alone, separate from other prisoners

tariff

noun

legalBritish the minimum term a convicted person must spend in prison

transportation

noun

in the past, the process of moving a prisoner to a different place or country, especially as a punishment

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