minimum security prison


minimum security prison
.minimum se'curity .prison
n AmE
a prison that does not restrict prisoners' freedom as much as ordinary prisons
British Equivalent: open prison

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  • minimum security prison — minimum security prisons N COUNT A minimum security prison is a prison where there are fewer restrictions on prisoners than in a normal prison. [mainly AM] (in BRIT, use open prison) …   English dictionary

  • minimum security prison — ˌminimum seˈcurity prison [minimum security prison] (NAmE) (BrE ˌopen ˈprison) noun a prison in which prisoners have more freedom than in ordinary prisons Se …   Useful english dictionary

  • minimum security prison — noun (C) AmE a prison that does not restrict prisoners freedom as much as ordinary prisons; open prison BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • minimum-security — adj. Minimum security is used with these nouns: ↑prison …   Collocations dictionary

  • minimum-security — /mɪnəməm səˈkjurəti/ (say minuhmuhm suh kyoohruhtee) adjective 1. of or relating to institutions in which minimum restrictions are placed on prisoners, as certain jails, prison farms, etc. 2. of or relating to procedures for protecting a public… …   Australian English dictionary

  • minimum-security — /min euh meuhm si kyoor i tee/, adj. (of a prison) designed for prisoners regarded as being less dangerous; having fewer restrictions. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • minimum-security — /min euh meuhm si kyoor i tee/, adj. (of a prison) designed for prisoners regarded as being less dangerous; having fewer restrictions. [1960 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • prison — n. 1) to go, be sent, be sentenced to prison 2) to spend time in prison 3) to be released from prison 4) to break out of, escape from prison 5) a maximum security, minimum security prison * * * [ prɪz(ə)n] be sent be sentenced to prison escape… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • prison — Synonyms and related words: POW camp, bastille, big house, black hole, borstal, borstal institution, bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, cell, chokey, clink, concentration camp, condemned cell, confine, confinement, constrain, cooler, death cell,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • prison — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Place of confinement Nouns 1. prison, penitentiary; maximum, medium, or minimum security prison, jail, lockup, gaol, cage, coop, den, cell, oubliette; cell block; stronghold, fortress, keep, dungeon,… …   English dictionary for students