Definition of open prison in English:
A prison with the minimum of restrictions on prisoners' movements and activities.
- For example, they can be told when prisoners may be moved to an open prison or released from prison, or if prisoners are about to have their case reviewed by the Parole Board.
- She said handcuffs will not normally be used for prisoners transferring to an open prison, but the inmates will be accompanied by two custody officers, in line with safety and security precautions.
- The news comes at the end of an extraordinary couple of weeks for the disgraced peer, who was transferred from an open prison to a closed jail after breaching prison rules.