Definition of prison officer in English:

prison officer

Line breaks: prison of¦fi|cer

noun

British
A guard in a prison.
More example sentences
  • One prison officer is filmed waking detainees by shouting down a tannoy system, blasting them with loud music.
  • The prison officer went on to state that the intelligence applied to prisoners on the wing, not to the whole establishment.
  • The next crime for which I would sanction the death penalty is the murder of either a prison officer or another inmate whilst serving a life sentence.

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