Spanish translation of “prison”
prison noun /ˈprizn/
› a building in which criminals are kept; jail
He was sent to prison He is in prison. prisoner noun › anyone who has been captured and is held against his will as a criminal, in a war etc
preso, recluso; prisionero
The prisoners escaped from jail. prisoner of war noun (plural prisoners of war) › a member of the armed forces captured in a war.
prisionero de guerra
take/keep/hold prisoner › to (capture and) confine (a person) against his will
Many soldiers were killed and the rest taken prisoner She was kept prisoner in a locked room.