Translation of prison in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈprɪzn/


  • 1.1 c (jail) prisión (f), cárcel (f) she's in prison está presa, está en la cárcel he was sent to prison for … lo encarcelaron or lo metieron preso por … her accomplice went to prison for five years su cómplice fue condenado a cinco años de prisión he was released from prison fue puesto en libertad, fue excarcelado [formal] (before n) [system/reform] carcelario, penitenciario; [yard] de la prisión prison cell celda (f) prison governor (BrE) director, -tora (m,f) de una prisión prison guard o (BrE) warder guardia (mf), celador, -dora (m,f) prison officer (BrE) funcionario, -ria (m,f) de prisiones prison population reclusos (mpl), población (f) penitenciaria prison staff personal (m) penitenciario prison visitor visitante (mf) de la cárcel
    More example sentences
    • The significance of this duty to those detained in prison, not least where prisons are crowded and prisoners often dangerous, is obvious.
    • I was told that Mr Young is in prison in the USA awaiting trial on charges of fraud.
    • People who have been in prison and who visit prisons will be with us.
    1.2 u (imprisonment) prisión (f), cárcel (f) after 15 years of prison después de 15 años de prisión or de cárcel (before n) prison sentence o term pena (f) de prisión

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Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province. Most comunidades autónomas comunidad autónoma comprise at least two or more