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solitary confinement Line breaks: soli|tary con|fine|ment

Definition of solitary confinement in English:


The isolation of a prisoner in a separate cell as a punishment: she was kept in solitary confinement for three days
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  • It was so called because it was entirely made up of individual cells for the solitary confinement of prisoners.
  • He spent nearly three years in prison, sometimes in solitary confinement, sometimes doing hard labour.
  • Through his church, he organized a group of men to visit prisoners in solitary confinement.
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