Definition of prison-bound in US English:

prison-bound

adjective

  • Imprisoned; confined in a prison.

adjective

North American
  • Destined for prison; heading to prison.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Examiner. From prison + bound<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in The National Police Gazette. From prison + bound.

Pronunciation

prison-bound

/ˈprɪznbaʊnd/