reincarceration

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ incarceration

Noun[edit]

reincarceration (countable and uncountable, plural reincarcerations)

  1. A second or subsequent incarceration.
    • 2008 February 29, Adam Liptak, “U.S. Imprisons One in 100 Adults, Report Finds”, in New York Times[1]:
      The Pew report recommended diverting nonviolent offenders away from prison and using punishments short of reincarceration for minor or technical violations of probation or parole.

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