[ mak-suh-muhm-si-kyoor-i-tee ]


  1. designed for or housing prisoners regarded as being very dangerous to society.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of maximum-security1

First recorded in 1965–70

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Example Sentences

Livvix, 30, is now in solitary confinement in the maximum-security Ayalon prison in Ramla, a city near Tel Aviv.

I recently visited Graterford, a maximum-security state penitentiary in Pennsylvania, 30 miles from Philadelphia.

Once, I was in a Maximum Security prison when Brüno was shown.

It was a high-tech attempt to smuggle in drugs and phones from the skies over a maximum-security facility.

And they will not be in the same kind of custody, maximum-security custody.

Well, it is in one of our maximum security cells, much the same as any other jail.

By maximum security, you mean, of course, maximum security from the standpoint that the prisoner can't get out?

Yes; I do—there are many maximums—I have 450 maximum-security cells that's the latest that can be built.

Does maximum security as it operates with you include considerations of security to the prisoner himself?

"I thought these were under maximum security," Kelgarries challenged the gray man.


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