solitary confinement

Definition of "solitary confinement"
  1. The isolation of a prisoner in a separate cell, often as a disciplinary measure, but sometimes for the inmate's protection or to prevent disruption
How to use "solitary confinement" in a sentence
  1. After the riot, the instigators were placed in solitary confinement.
  2. Due to his repeated misconduct, he was sentenced to two weeks of solitary confinement.
  3. To protect him from threats, the jail authorities kept the notably controversial inmate in solitary confinement.

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