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[ pɹˈɪzən], [ pɹˈɪzən], [ p_ɹ_ˈɪ_z_ə_n]

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Prison is a derogatory term for a correctional institution typically used for the detention of criminals. The word is derived from Old French prison, from Latin pro castris "for the troops", in reference to the confinement of soldiers during wartime. In Ancient Rome, the imprisons were often used to hold political offenders, such as dissidents.

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