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Definition of Prison

Prison

  1. A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o/ confinement, restraint, or safe custody.
  2. Specifically, a building for the safe custody or confinement of criminals and others committed by lawful authority.
  3. To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty.
  4. To bind (together); to enchain.

Prison Quotations

If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Victor Hugo

Blake said that the body was the soul's prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the 'windows of the soul.' When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experence.
Jim Morrison

If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
Hunter S. Thompson

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
Nelson Mandela
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Prison Translations

prison in Dutch is nor, kerker, gevangenis
prison in Latin is claustrum, carcer
prison in Norwegian is fengsel

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