incarceration incarceration  /ɪn ˌkɑr sə ˈreɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the state of being imprisoned



  1. Discipline and Punish analyzes the institution of incarceration as it burgeoned in 19th century Europe and America.
  2. The authors say vigorous incarceration of offenders over the past few years may be partly responsible.
  3. She actively resisted apartheid and organized consumer boycotts, and for this, she served eight years of brutal incarceration in Pretoria Central Prison.


  1. If you're ever incarcerated and don't know how to talk to your children about it, Sesame Street can help

    Sesame Street recently rolled out a tool kit designed to help children between the ages of 3-8 cope with the stress of having a parent incarcerated. The tool kit, Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration , offers tips and advice for parents to discuss their incarceration with their children as well as for the caregivers and children of incarcerated parents.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Mountain Home News

  2. 'Sesame Street' teaches kids about incarceration

    'Sesame Street' is tackling tough topics these days, like divorce and incarceration.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WKYC Cleveland

  3. Sesame Street Explains "Incarceration," Not Why U.S. Imprisons So Many

    A gloomy woodwind arrangement proceeds the gentle explanation (helpfully paid for by a defense contractor ) of what it means to have a parent incarcerated in the United States today, which seems apt given that since 2002 our country has had the highest incarceration rate in the world. [ more › ]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Gothamist


  1. "With the denial of bail being upheld and incarceration imminent," Bush said, "I believe it is now important to react to that decision."
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

  2. The law, Walton said in court documents, "does not appear to contemplate a situation in which a defendant may be placed under supervised release without first completing a term of incarceration."
    on Jul 3, 2007 By: Reggie B Walton Source: Forbes

  3. Though Justice Scalia says he is not "minimizing the harsh realities of incarceration," he does precisely that by describing prison life -- a punishment that officially involves a profound and intentional deprivation of liberty and unofficially...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Antonin Scalia Source: FindLaw

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