open prison

  1. a penal establishment in which the prisoners are trusted to serve their sentences and so do not need to be locked up, thus extending the range of work and occupation they can safely undertake

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How to use open prison in a sentence

  • It was in substance, "Money has power to open prison gates, and no questions asked."

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man | Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
  • The power to open prison doors, and of converse with angels, have left him impotent as other men!

    Spencer's Letters | Orson Spencer
  • Would not a lie be holy if it should open prison doors and allow a guiltless man to go forth and battle with the guilty?

  • And do you dream that such a mad achievement (suppose you even succeed in it) will open prison-doors and set captives free?

    The Spanish Brothers | Deborah Alcock