“Prison” in the news

Example collocations

life in prison
months in prison
prison sentence
released from prison
years in prison

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Publications and example sentences

The Guardian
· Hong Kong activists charged over traditional Tiananmen vigil  
It targets the crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, with penalties as severe as life in prison.
· He's serving life for trying to steal hedge clippers. A high court won't review his case.  
Later that year, he was sentenced to life in prison because he was considered a “habitual” offender under state law.
Washington Post
· Senate Democrats in Virginia unveil wide-ranging police overhaul  
Surovell said the felony that carries a minimum six-month prison sentence is often used in minor encounters that don’t warrant it, but conservatives and law enforcement groups say the change could leave officers vulnerable on the street.
Washington Post
· The Trailer: The left worries about a 'hawk' as VP  
Republicans also will choose their nominee to replace retiring Rep. Phil Roe in the 1st District, a deeply Republican stretch of eastern Tennessee, where business executive Diana Harshbarger has loaned more than $1.3 million to her campaign and has come under fire from the crowded field for her association with a company whose practices landed her husband in prison.
Washington Post
· Local digest: Pr. George’s officer charged with attempted rape held without bond  
A 63-year-old North Carolina man faces a maximum of 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to making a threat over the phone to burn down an African American church in Virginia Beach, officials said.
Seeking Alpha
· CoreCivic Inc (CXW) CEO Damon Hininger on Q2 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript  
With many investors incorrectly categorized and CoreCivic as a non-ESG investment and despite unprecedented leadership in supportive ranging programs and public policies designed to keep people out of prison for good, the cost of our capital has increased.
Seeking Alpha
· The GEO Group's (GEO) CEO George Zoley on Q2 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript  
We expect to mark the D. Ray James Facility to other governmental agencies and believe it offers an attractive cost effective solution for government agencies to deal with the continued challenges of managing prison populations.
Washington Post
· Man pleads guilty to threatening to shoot Black renters  
Gurkins faces up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.
The China Post
· Investigation finds violations in controversial parole case  
Republicans also wanted Martin’s parole immediately repealed and him returned to prison, where he could await the new board’s decision on whether he should be set free.
The Wall Street Journal
· Police Unions Sue New York City Over Chokehold Ban  
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the measure in July, making a law enforcement officer’s use of a chokehold or chest compression a misdemeanor crime punishable by up to a year in prison.