state prison


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n state prison a prison maintained by a state of the U.S.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1920, Eugene Debs, a Socialist, received 920,000 votes for president of the United States even though he ran his entire campaign from prison.
    • State prison a public prison or penitentiary; -- called also State's prison.
    • State prison stāt` prĭz"'n See under State n.
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  • Albert Camus
    “The only conception of freedom I can have is that of the prisoner or the individual in the midst of the State. The only one I know is freedom of thought and action.”


In literature:

It is a privilege to believe that the worst scenes of prison life are not found in the United States.
"Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions" by George S. Boutwell
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No. V, May, 1863" by Various
Two days later they were sent by railway to the great prison at Elmira, in the State of New York.
"With Lee in Virginia" by G. A. Henty
He attempted suicide on February 15, 1910, while at Concord, N.H., State Prison.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
To-day the official bulletin states that we retreated in good order, leaving "some" prisoners.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
The fortress had an evil reputation as a state prison.
"The French Revolution" by R. M. Johnston
The State Prisons hold men whose good names have been blasted, and whose souls have been stained with crime in consequence of this vice.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
A State prisoner never stirs beyond his room, without an armed guard at his shoulder.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
State's prison offense, professor.
"Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail" by Burt L. Standish
The newspapers state that Delescluze, Cluseret, Felix Pyat, and Ranvier have been made prisoners, but the news is not officially confirmed.
"The Insurrection in Paris" by An Englishman: Davy
An interesting study of this question has recently been made by Mr. Dugdale, a member of the Prison Association of the State of New York.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
That fellow will land in state's prison if he keeps on trying to murder boys by sawing ladder rungs!
"The Call of the Beaver Patrol" by V. T. Sherman
Of the life of this remarkable state prisoner in the Bastille we have more detailed accounts.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
We left Theodoric's sister, the stately and somewhat domineering Amalafrida in prison at Carthage.
"Theodoric the Goth" by Thomas Hodgkin
A felony is a crime punishable by imprisonment in a State prison; an "infamous" crime is one punishable with death or State prison.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
She refused to give bail, emphatically stating that she preferred prison.
"Susan B. Anthony" by Alma Lutz
So one day he got very angry, and did something that sent him to the State Prison, where I saw him.
"Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends" by Fanny Fern
About this time the Tower began to be used as a state prison.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
The two prisoners were liberated from their state rooms after having been kept shut up about two hours.
"Rollo on the Atlantic" by Jacob Abbott
There were many instances during the Revolution of United States ships being manned largely by British prisoners.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot

In poetry:

Not prison'd in a golden cage,
To sigh or sing her lonely state,
A show for youth or doating age,
With idiot eyes to contemplate.
"The Progress Of The Rose" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
In her ermine cloak of state
She sitteth at the gate
Of some winter-prisoned princess in her palace by the Po;
Who dares not to come forth
Till back unto the North
Flies the beautiful besieger—the Spirit of the Snow.
"The Spirit Of The Snow" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

The admitted ringleader of a northern New Jersey mortgage fraud scheme has been sentenced to a decade in state prison and ordered to pay restitution.
NORTHAMPTON — A judge Wednesday told Abraham Cintron that his 20th jail sentence would be his absolute last chance to avoid state prison time.
MALONE — A third person who broke into a Malone home where the owner was beaten with a crowbar last year has been sentenced to state prison.
A Rochester mother accused of setting a fire in February that killed four of her children pleaded guilty Friday as part of a deal that will send her to state prison for seven to 15 years.
State prison for aggravated assault .
A former airman was sentenced to 10 years in state prison on Thursday for a drunken driving collision last year that killed a Fairfield man returning home from work.
The man accused of trying to essentially execute a man he believed was involved in the killing of his brother the day before was sentenced Monday to 15 years in state prison.
Inmate killed in fight at Hays State Prison in Trion.
He was shot last week at High Desert State Prison in Susanville.
Bashara booked into state prison after sentencing in attempted hit-for-hire.
Ex-rep freed on bail returns to state prison.
A Beach Lake woman was sentenced to 3½ to seven years in state prison Thursday for stabbing her husband in the back with a knife in June in Damascus Twp.
Circuit Court Judge Rex Ogle sentenced him to 25 years in state prison.
Maryland state prison inmates in Sykesville are taking part in a breast cancer awareness campaign.
He was in state prison by the time he turned 20.