state prison

state prison
The ordinary prison for the confinement of persons convicted and under sentence of confinement for felonies or misdemeanors where the sentence is for an extended duration, at least for a year, known in some jurisdictions as a state penitentiary. United States v Smith (CC Va) 40 F 755, 759.

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  • State prison — State State (st[=a]t), n. [OE. stat, OF. estat, F. [ e]tat, fr. L. status a standing, position, fr. stare, statum, to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Estate}, {Status}.] 1. The circumstances or condition of a being or thing at any given time. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • state prison — n: a prison maintained by a state esp. to incarcerate those convicted of serious crimes (as felonies) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • State prison — State pris on (st[=a]t pr[i^]z n). See under {State}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • state prison — noun a prison maintained by a state of the U.S. (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑prison, ↑prison house * * * noun also state s prison : a prison maintained by the state; especially …   Useful english dictionary

  • state prison — a prison maintained by a state for the confinement of felons. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • state prison — /steɪt ˈprɪzən/ (say stayt prizuhn) noun Chiefly US a prison maintained by a state for the confinement of felons …   Australian English dictionary

  • Montana State Prison — Montana Territorial and State Prison U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • Nevada State Prison — Coordinates: 39°09′37″N 119°44′15″W / 39.16028°N 119.7375°W / 39.16028; 119.7375 …   Wikipedia

  • California State Prison, Corcoran — (CSP COR) Location Corcoran, California Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Indiana State Prison — The Indiana State Prison is located in Michigan City, Indiana about convert|50|mi|km east of Chicago. [ [http://www.mapquest.com MapQuest: Maps, Directions, Gas Prices Business Directory ] ] It is a maximum security prison for adult males;… …   Wikipedia


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