Some articles on prisoners, prisoner:
... and under-funded prisons are harsh, especially for prisoners without significant outside support, and prisoners frequently rely on bribes for favorable treatment ... The government does not hold political prisoners, although in 2003 it held approximately 6,800 prisoners accused of terrorism, rebellion, or aiding and abetting insurgency ...
... Prisoners are given religious freedom and privileges while in prison ... of Justice collects data, including religious affiliation, of UK prisoners and is published as the Offender Management Caseload Statistics ... Religious representation is greater for prisoners serving a sentence of at least four years than for those of shorter terms ...
... The camp was sited at a large naval fuel oil storage facility some prisoners were accommodated in an empty underground fuel tank ... the camp was commanded by an army captain, Ulrich Wahl, and the prisoners were guarded by a detachment of naval infantry ... The prisoners included German criminals and political prisoners, non–German civilian workers (Fremdarbeiter) as well as Russian, Polish, French and Greek prisoners of war ...
... Hooding is the placing of a hood over the entire head of a prisoner ... One legal scholar considers the hooding of prisoners to be a violation of international law, specifically the Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions, which ... is potentially dangerous, especially when a prisoner's hands are also bound ...
... Iron Heights Penitentiary is known for its vicious and brutal treatment of its prisoners ... system in the building, and guards were ordered to shoot any prisoner on sight if they were trying to escape or caught outside the prison ... Also, the prisoners were beaten on a daily basis ...
Famous quotes containing the word prisoners:
“We are all conceived in close prison; in our mothers wombs, we are close prisoners all; when we are born, we are born but to the liberty of the house; prisoners still, though within larger walls; and then all our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death.”
—John Donne (c. 15721631)
“We are prisoners of the worlds demented sink.
The soft enchantments of our years of innocence
Are harvested by accredited experience
Our fondest memories soon turn to poison
And only oblivion remains in season.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)
“I never saw a man who looked
With such a wistful eye
Upon that little tent of blue
Which prisoners call the sky.”
—Oscar Wilde (18541900)