Translation of prison in Spanish:

prison

Pronunciation: /ˈprɪzn/

noun/nombre

  • 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 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 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

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The National Police (Policía Nacional) was set up in Spain in 1976. Its members patrol provincial capitals and big cities, which are responsible for its finance, administration, and recruitment. Although armed, it has never been considered a repressive force, unlike the Guardia Civil.