pris·on·er n: a person deprived of liberty and kept under involuntary restraint, confinement, or custody; esp: one under arrest, awaiting trial, on trial, or serving a prison sentence

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun captive, confined individual, convict, criminal, detainee, felon, hostage, incarcerated person, individual held in custody, individual jailed, inmate, internee, jailed person, person under arrest II index captive, convict, hostage, inmate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A person confined to a prison; a person confined against his or her will.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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