Definition of Prison guard

1. Noun. Someone who guards prisoners.

Exact synonyms: Gaoler, Jailer, Jailor, Screw, Turnkey
Generic synonyms: Keeper, Law Officer, Lawman, Peace Officer
Derivative terms: Gaol, Jail, Jail



Definition of Prison guard

1. Noun. (law enforcement) An armed person working to provide order, security, discipline, punishment, and prevent escapes of prisoners in a jail that answers to a warden ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Prison Guard

prismy
prison
prison-bound
prison-breaking
prison bitches
prison camp
prison cell
prison cells
prison chaplain
prison chaser
prison chasers
prison farm
prison gang
prison gangs
prison guard (current term)
prison guards
prison house
prison labor
prison term
prisonbreak
prisoned
prisoner
prisoner's base
prisoner-of-war
prisoner of war
prisoner of war camp
prisoner of war censorship
prisonerlike
prisoners

Literary usage of Prison guard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Observations on Penal Jurisprudence, and the Reformation of Criminals: With by William Roscoe (1819)
"OF THE STATE prison guard. Previous to the year 1801 several escapes had taken place from the prison ; in consequence of which the Legislature, ..."

2. Theatre Arts by Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit (1921)
"[The prison guard cracks his whip—noiselessly—and at that signal all the convicts start to work ... The prison guard points sternly at Jones with his whip ..."

3. The American Prison System by Jesse P. Webb (1920)
"To one incapacitated for manual labor, the business of prison guard is not out of place, but for a well-developed, well-muscled, able-bodied young man, ..."

4. Laws of the Commonwealth for the Government of the Massachusetts State by Massachusetts State Prison (1830)
"The members of the prison guard will not absent themselves without being ... When all the officers except the prison guard may leave the prison, ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1902)
"Ко liability exist« on the part of the •täte l'or Injurien caused to a prison guard by a defective ladder which he was compelled to use by the officers In ..."

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