It was ‘us vs. them,’ and ‘we need to kill or imprison them all.’
They voted to imprison people convicted of being gay for two years and six months.
Why did it take so long to imprison the men responsible for this terrible crime?
c.1300, from Old French emprisoner (12c.), from em- "in" (see in- (2)) + prison (see prison). Related: Imprisoned; imprisoning.