Prisoners

Persons involuntarily confined in prison or kept in custody. Use "convicts" for those serving a prison sentence following conviction for a criminal offense. Use "inmates" for those confined, voluntarily or involuntarily, to an institutional facility.

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Names
prisoners
prisoner
prisoner's
prisoners'
gevangenen Dutch
gevangene Dutch
prisioneros Spanish
prisionero Spanish

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Persons involuntarily confined in prison or kept in custody. Use "convicts" for those serving a prison sentence following conviction for a criminal offense. Use "inmates" for those confined, voluntarily or involuntarily, to an institutional facility.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300025933. The J. Paul Getty Trust.