A resident of a dwelling that houses a number of occupants, especially a person confined to an institution, such as a prison or hospital.(noun)
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Use "inmate" in a sentence
"This inmate is a recidivist of long standing and has no trouble in adjusting to prison routines ..."
"This officer indicates that the inmate is a mature, fairly stable individual in whose life the prison sentence is an isolated incident."
"Wisconsin inmate can't play Dungeons & Dragons - Seems that this inmate, down for life due to first-degree murder, has been banned form playing D&D (well, now it's everyone there, of course)."