Meaning of “open prison” in the English Dictionary

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"open prison" in British English

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open prisonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌəʊ.pən ˈprɪz.ən/ us /ˌoʊ.pən ˈprɪz.ən/ UK US minimum-security prison

a prison where prisoners have more freedom because they are trusted not to escape

(Definition of “open prison” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)