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American English: /ˈprɪzən/
British English: /ˈprɪz(ə)n/

Translation of prison in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (jail) 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) (system/reform)
    de la prisión
    prison guard or (British) warder prison population
    reclusos (masculine plural)
    población (feminine) penitenciaria
    prison staff
    personal (masculine) penitenciario
    prison visitor
    visitante (masculine or feminine) de la cárcel
    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.
  • 2 uncountable (imprisonment) after 15 years of prison
    después de 15 años de prisión or de cárcel
    (before noun) prison sentence or term
    pena (feminine) de prisión
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