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state prison

noun
1.
a prison maintained by a state for the confinement of felons.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25
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  • In no state prison are the convicts more regularly set to work, and more closely watched.
  • The federal prison system and thirty-eight state prison systems are now operating above their rated capacity.
  • Only on their third arrest do users face time in state prison.
  • But the head of the state prison system says there isn't time to wait for such research.
British Dictionary definitions for state prison

State prison

noun
1.
(in the US) a prison where persons convicted of serious crimes are confined
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