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inmate

(in′māt″)
A person incarcerated in a detention center, jail, or prison. Such people have higher rates of certain illnesses, e.g., sexually transmitted diseases or chronic hepatitis, than the general population.
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He does not have to pay overtime, workers' compensation, vacation, or sick leave to his inmate employees.
It's 1,500 miles from southern California and, when you get there, your inmate is brought out in chains and put into a little booth.
In the face of an inmate population confined for its refusal to adhere to society's rules, the disciplinary system attempted to impose order on disorderly subjects.
Americans United first became interested in the case late in 2002 after a Newton inmate filed a lawsuit pro se (without an attorney) challenging the program and outlining its details.
However, within correctional facilities, the diagnosis of primary HIV infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any inmate with an acute febrile illness associated with pharyngitis and mucocutaneous lesions.
The rationale is that if an inmate once had the desire to defend our country, perhaps he will also have the will to reform, rehabilitate, and receive a vocational education.
The court noted that the medical record revealed that the inmate was seen by the mental health unit and a psychiatrist within one day of her admission to the jail and was on a "close watch" until he was seen by mental health personnel.
Eventually, inmates could exercise in a common yard together, but, for many years, they had to wear a hood with eyeholes to limit familiarity within the inmate community.
Army, there was "credible" evidence that one inmate suffered forced sodomy "with a chemical light and perhaps a broom handle.
During the standoff, inmate spokesmen invited in doctors and journalists to see their living conditions, assess the health of the hostages, and ultimately broadcast to the world what would transpire in the coming days.
Getting a vegetarian diet when thousands of other inmates have something else is sometimes a psychological ploy used by an inmate in an effort to feel special or different.