Translation of prison in Spanish:
- 1.1 countable/numerable (jail) prisión (feminine), cárcel (feminine) 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 noun/delante del nombre) [system/reform] carcelario, penitenciario; [yard] de la prisión prison guard o (British English/inglés británico) warder guardia (masculine and feminine), celador, (masculine, feminine) prison population reclusos (masculine plural), población (feminine) penitenciaria prison staff personal (masculine) penitenciario prison visitor visitante (masculine and feminine) de la cárcelExample sentences1.2 uncountable/no numerable (imprisonment) prisión (feminine), cárcel (feminine) after 15 years of prison después de 15 años de prisión or de cárcel (before noun/delante del nombre) prison sentence o term pena (feminine) de prisión
- 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.
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Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.