Definition of prison officer in English:

prison officer


  • A guard in a prison.

    • ‘No-one was injured during the incident which involved a female prison officer and a Category A prisoner, the highest risk group of inmates.’
    • ‘Any prison officer that becomes a serving prisoner will face difficulties.’
    • ‘The prison officer went on to state that the intelligence applied to prisoners on the wing, not to the whole establishment.’
    • ‘I once arranged for a graduate student to go through the entire prison officer training programme at Newbold Revel.’
    • ‘We actually have a report of one case where an inmate had sexual relationships with a male prison officer and with a female prison officer.’
    • ‘A man who attacked a prison officer while in a court dock has been jailed for three months.’
    • ‘One prison officer is filmed waking detainees by shouting down a tannoy system, blasting them with loud music.’
    • ‘One hand was hand-cuffed to a prison officer; the other held a copy of Shelley's poems.’
    • ‘A woman prison officer at Wakefield Jail was being held hostage in a cell by a male prisoner late last night.’
    • ‘On the other hand, the system may be perfectly satisfactory but the prison officer responsible for keeping observation may fall asleep on duty.’
    • ‘However, about half an hour before he was found, he had seemed reasonably cheerful when discussing a possible transfer with a prison officer.’
    • ‘The next crime for which I would sanction the death penalty is the murder of either a prison officer or another inmate whilst serving a life sentence.’
    • ‘He was said to have been playing cards with a prison officer outside his cell when the prisoner came up and punched him.’
    • ‘A vigilant prison officer has foiled a plan to smuggle a large quantity of heroin into a maximum security jail.’
    • ‘The prison officer serves a sentence almost as much as the prisoner does.’
    • ‘He worked in all but one of the prisons in Northern Ireland as a prison officer and a physical education instructor.’
    • ‘I asked Bill a little about work as a prison officer, especially with prisoners who had been sent down for life imprisonment.’
    • ‘One prison officer died in the break-out and six others suffered gun-shot wounds.’
    • ‘Last week a prison officer in England began a six-year jail sentence for attempting to supply heroin to inmates.’
    • ‘Under special escorted leave, a prison officer in civilian clothes takes the prisoner out in an unmarked car to an approved destination.’
    prison officer, keeper, incarcerator, captor, sentry
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