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Prison vs. Borstal

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Prisonnoun

A place or institution of confinement, especially of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes or otherwise considered undesirable by the government.

‘The cold stone walls of the prison had stood for over a century.’;

Borstalnoun

(UK) A way up a hill in the South Downs.

Prisonnoun

(uncountable) Confinement in prison.

‘Prison was a harrowing experience for him.’;

Borstalnoun

(historical) Any of the prisons set up in Britain for delinquent boys from 1895 to 1983.

Prisonnoun

(colloquial) Any restrictive environment, such as a harsh academy or home.

‘The academy was a prison for many of its students because of its strict teachers.’;

Borstalnoun

Any institution which provides education to young offenders.

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Prisonverb

(transitive) To imprison.

Borstalnoun

a British reform school for youths between 16 and 22.

Prisonnoun

A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o confinement, restraint, or safe custody.

‘Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name.’; ‘The tyrant Æolus, . . . With power imperial, curbs the struggling winds,And sounding tempests in dark prisons binds.’;

Borstalnoun

a British reform school for youths between 16 and 22

Prisonnoun

Specifically, a building for the safe custody or confinement of criminals and others committed by lawful authority.

Borstal

A Borstal was a type of youth detention centre in the United Kingdom, several member states of the Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland. In India, such a detention centre is known as a Borstal school.

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Prisonverb

To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty.

‘The prisoned eagle dies for rage.’; ‘His true respect will prison false desire.’;

Prisonverb

To bind (together); to enchain.

‘Sir William Crispyn with the duke was ledTogether prisoned.’;

Prisonnoun

a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment

Prisonnoun

a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement

Prison

A prison, also known as a jail or gaol (dated, British, Australian, and historically in Canada), penitentiary (American English and Canadian English), detention center (or detention centre outside the US), correction center, correctional facility, lock-up or remand center is a facility in which inmates (or prisoners) are confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state as punishment for various crimes. Prisons are most commonly used within a criminal justice system: people charged with crimes may be imprisoned until their trial; those pleading or being found guilty of crimes at trial may be sentenced to a specified period of imprisonment.

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