Translation of prisión in English:



  • 2 (pena) imprisonment fue condenado a seis años de prisión he was sentenced to six years' imprisonment o six years in prison, he was given a six-year prison sentence


    prisión mayor

    • long-term prison sentence (6 to 12 years)

    prisión menor

    • medium-term prison sentence (6 months to 6 years)

    prisión preventiva or provisional

    • preventive detention el juez decretó la prisión preventiva or provisional the judge ordered him to be remanded in custody está detenido en régimen de prisión preventiva or provisional he is being held in preventive detention, he is in custody awaiting trial, he is being held on remand (BrE)
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The LOE (Ley Orgánica de Educación) is a Spanish reform of 2006 which established four stages of pre-university education: non-compulsory educación infantil, from birth to six years; compulsory primary education, Primaria, from six to twelve; compulsory secondary education, ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, from twelve to sixteen; and either two years of Bachillerato, leading to university entrance, or two years of Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Medio, vocational training that can lead to Formación Profesional Específica de Grado Superior. The LOE superseded the LOGSE Ley Orgánica de Ordenación General del Sistema Educativo of 1990. The major change was a reduction in humanities subjects in the curriculum, while citizenship classes Educación para la Ciudadanía were introduced. The latter have been controversial in some quarters.