One who is confined in a prison.
An individual involuntarily confined in a penal institution, including persons: (1) sentenced under a criminal or civil statue; (2) detained pending arraignment, trial, or sentencing; and (3) detained in other facilities (e.g., for drug detoxification or treatment of alcoholism) under statutes or commitment procedures providing such alternatives to criminal prosecution or incarceration in a penal institution [45 CFR 46.303(c)].
a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
a person incarcerated in a prison or similar facility, typically for violating laws
A person under arrest, or in custody, whether in prison or not; a person held in involuntary restraint; a captive; as, a prisoner at the bar of a court.
A person who is held in custody in prisonâ€¢ Sentencing Options
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A defendant who has been placed into custody or on bail.