What does incarceration mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. captivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurement(noun)

    the state of being imprisoned

    "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"

Wiktionary

  1. incarceration(Noun)

    The act of confining, or the state of being confined; imprisonment.

  2. incarceration(Noun)

    Formerly, strangulation, as in hernia.

  3. incarceration(Noun)

    A constriction of the hernial sac, rendering it irreducible, but not great enough to cause strangulation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incarceration(noun)

    the act of confining, or the state of being confined; imprisonment

    Etymology: [Cf. F. incarcration.]

  2. Incarceration(noun)

    formerly, strangulation, as in hernia

    Etymology: [Cf. F. incarcration.]

  3. Incarceration(noun)

    a constriction of the hernial sac, rendering it irreducible, but not great enough to cause strangulation

    Etymology: [Cf. F. incarcration.]

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  1. Incarceration

    Incarceration is the detention of a person in prison, typically as punishment for a crime. People are most commonly incarcerated upon suspicion or conviction of committing a crime, and different jurisdictions have differing laws governing the function of incarceration within a larger system of justice. Incarceration serves four essential purposes with regard to criminals: ⁕to isolate criminals to prevent them from committing more crimes ⁕to punish criminals for committing crimes ⁕to deter others from committing crimes ⁕to rehabilitate criminals Incarceration rates, when measured by the United Nations, are considered distinct and separate from the imprisonment of political prisoners and others not charged with a specific crime. Historically, the frequency of imprisonment, its duration, and severity have varied considerably. There has also been much debate about the motives for incarceration, its effectiveness and fairness, as well as debate regarding the related questions about the nature and etiology of criminal behavior.

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How to say incarceration in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incarceration in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incarceration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of incarceration in a Sentence

  1. Mike Donovan:

    I care about people. I want mass incarceration in this country to end. And I want incarceration without justification, and incarceration of little kids, especially, to end.

  2. Dunni Oduyemi:

    The private prison model is hinged on maximizing incarceration to generate profit -- they're incentivized by convicting, sentencing, and keeping people in prison for longer and longer times, we don't think about how the privileges and resources students get access to are premised upon violence done to people by virtue of their race, class, or citizenship status.

  3. Democratic State Assemblyman Albert Muratsuchi:

    I wanted to do something different and have California lead by example, while our nation's capital is hopelessly divided along party lines and President Trump is putting immigrant families and children in cages, the California Legislature with HR 77 will be issuing an official, bipartisan measure for its own actions taken that led to the incarceration of over 120,000 loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry behind barbed wire.

  4. Udi Ofer:

    Jeff Sessions is pushing federal prosecutors to reverse progress and repeat a failed experiment -- the War on Drugs -- that has devastated the lives and rights of millions of Americans, ripping apart families and communities and setting millions, particularly black people and other people of color, on a vicious cycle of incarceration.

  5. Jackson Lee:

    First of all, I want to say that we're not letting out criminals, we're responding to mass incarceration, but we're not letting out criminals. We're letting out people who have the opportunity to go through programs, be counseled.

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Translations for incarceration

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  • سجنArabic
  • zauzlení, vězněníCzech
  • EinkerkerungGerman
  • encarcelamiento, encarcelaciónSpanish
  • kurouma, vangitseminenFinnish
  • incarcérationFrench
  • क़ैद कर देनाHindi
  • բանտարկությունArmenian
  • 投獄Japanese
  • ജയില്‍ വാസം, ബന്ധനം, ജയിലിലാക്കല്‍Malayalam
  • заключение, лишение свободыRussian

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