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  • adj. imprisoned, in a prison as a convict


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  • As for the Grumleys themselves, they were as they had always been: tough, silent men who did their crime and were willing to do their time, even if, as in the case of Alton Grumley, he would certainly perish in prison before that time was over.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • Dee Stanley was looking at sixty years in prison and $2 million in fines; Jason was facing forty-five years in prison and up to $1.25 million in fines.


  • An economy steeped in corruption and driven by the heroin/opium trade and foreign aid enriched an elite who partied into the night, taking advantage of new freedoms that under the Taliban might have earned them a reprimand from the religious police (listening to music); landed them in prison (drinking alcohol); or had them stoned to death (sex outside marriage).

    The Longest War

  • One of the most famous cases of a teacher-student sexual relationship is that of Mary Kay Letourneau, who, unlike Diehl-Moore, served seven years in prison for the statutory rape—or “child rape” as it is called in Washington—of a thirteen-year-old boy at the school where she taught.


  • With the exception of Bishop Ronow of Roskilde, who died in prison (1544), all the bishops agreed to resign and to refrain from opposing the new doctrine, whereupon they were set at liberty and their property was restored to them.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Libi was then described as the number-three man in the al-Qaeda hierarchy, perhaps the most dangerous job in the world, given that the half-dozen or so men who had occupied that position since 9/11 have ended up in prison or dead.

    The Longest War

  • “Nick ran the team that broke up what could have been an eight-million-dollar heist and put seven men in prison for the rest of their lives.”

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • He could also comfort himself with the knowledge that he had more time in prison behind him than before him: the Gloucester Lent assizes were to be held in the latter part of March.

    Morgan’s Run

  • A general change in prison discipline was effected through the efforts of John Howard the philanthropist, b. in 1726 at Hackney,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The liquor-dealers and the brothel-keepers, the panders and the pimps, the crap-shooters and the petty thieves -- all these were paying the policeman and the politician for a chance to prey upon my boys; and when the boys got into trouble, as they were continually doing, it was the clergyman who consoled them in prison -- but it was the Tammany leader who saw the judge and got them out.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation


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