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A prisoner is someone incarcerated in a prison, jail or similar facility.Prisoner or The Prisoner may also refer to:* Prisoner of war, a soldier in wartime, held as by an enemy* Political prisoner, someone held in prison for their ideology...
is someone incarcerated in a prison, jail or similar facility.
or The Prisoner
may also refer to:
- Prisoner of war
A prisoner of war or enemy prisoner of war is a person, whether civilian or combatant, who is held in custody by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict...
, a soldier in wartime, held as by an enemy
- Political prisoner
According to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, a political prisoner is ‘someone who is in prison because they have opposed or criticized the government of their own country’....
, someone held in prison for their ideology
- Operation Inmate
During World War II Operation Inmate was the bombardment of Japanese bases on Truk in the Caroline Islands conducted from 12 to 16 June 1945. By this stage in the war, shore bombardment was a highly-developed technique....
, World War II bombardment of Japanese bases in the Caroline Islands
TV and film
- The Prisoner
The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in the UK from 29 September 1967 to 1 February 1968. Starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan, it combined spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory and psychological drama.The series follows a British former...
, a 1967 UK television series starring Patrick McGoohan
- Its main character, usually addressed in the series as Number Six
Number Six is the central fictional character in the 1960s television series The Prisoner, played by Patrick McGoohan. In the AMC remake, the character is played by Jim Caviezel, renamed "Six"....
- The Prisoner (video game), a 1980 computer game based upon the series
- The Prisoner (2009 miniseries), a remake of the 1967 series
- Prisoner (TV series)
Prisoner is an Australian television soap opera which was set in the Wentworth Detention Centre, a fictional women's prison. The series was produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation and ran on Network Ten for 692 episodes from 27 February 1979 to 11 December 1986.The series was inspired by the 1970s...
, an Australian soap opera that ran from 1979 to 1986, also known as Prisoner: Cell Block H in the UK and the USA and "Caged Women" in Canada
- "Prisoner" (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), a 2005 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent
- "Prisoners" (Stargate SG-1), an episode of Stargate SG-1
- The Prisoner (1923 film)
The Prisoner is a 1923 drama film directed by Jack Conway and featuring Boris Karloff.-Cast:* Herbert Rawlinson - Philip Quentin* Eileen Percy - Dorothy Garrison* George Cowl - Lord Bob* June Elvidge - Lady Francis* Lincoln Stedman - Dickey Savage...
, a 1923 film featuring Boris Karloff
- The Prisoner (1955 film)
The Prisoner is a 1955 drama film directed by Peter Glenville and based on the play by Bridget Boland. The film stars Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins.-Cast:* Alec Guinness as The Cardinal* Jack Hawkins as The Interrogator* Wilfrid Lawson as The Jailer...
, a 1955 film starring Alec Guinness
- Island of Fire
Island of Fire is a 1991 Taiwanese action-crime film directed by Chu Yin-Ping. The film is also known in the UK as Island on Fire and in Germany and the United States as The Prisoner...
, a 1991 Hong Kong film starring Jackie Chan, also known as The Prisoner
- The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair
The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair is a documentary film by American documentary filmmaker Michael Tucker.The film depicts Yunis Khatayer Abbas, an Iraqi journalist who was detained by US troops in 2003 and later imprisoned at Abu Ghraib prison for nine months...
, a 2007 documentary
- Prisoners (film)
Prisoners is a 1981 American-New Zealand drama film directed by Peter Werner and starring Tatum O'Neal, Colin Friels and David Hemmings. An American moves his family to New Zealand where he takes charge of a prison in Wellington. His young daughter begins to have a love affair with one of the...
, a 1981 American-New Zealand drama film
- Prisoner (Cher album), a 1979 album by Cher
- Prisoner (The Jezabels album)
Prisoner is the first full length album recorded and released by Australian four-piece musical group The Jezabels. It was released on 16 September 2011. It was recorded at Sydney's Attic Studios with producer Lachlan Mitchell and mixed by Peter Katsis...
, a 2011 album by Australian band The Jezabels
- The Prisoner (album)
The Prisoner is the seventh album by Herbie Hancock, his final on the Blue Note label, released and recorded in 1969. His next record would be on Warner Bros. Records. Hancock confessed in 1969 that he had been able to get close to his real self with this album than on any other previous ones...
, a 1969 album by Herbie Hancock
- "Prisoner" (Jeffree Star song), 2009
- "Prisoners", a song by The Vapors on the Canadian release of their 1980 album New Clear Days
New Clear Days was The Vapors's 1980 debut album containing the UK hit single "Turning Japanese", which reached No. 3 in the chart in February 1980. A remix of "News at Ten" , went to No. 45 in July of that year...
- "The Prisoner" (George Baker song)
The Prisoner is a song by Dutch group George Baker Selection from 1970. An obscure track in their home-country, it was hailed in Surinam as a blue eyed soul-classic....
- "The Prisoner" (Howard Jones song)
"The Prisoner" is a Top 40 song written and performed by British singer-songwriter Howard Jones. It was included on his 1989 album Cross That Line and released as a single in 1989, reaching number 30 on the Billboard Billboard Hot 100...
- "The Prisoner" (Iron Maiden song), 1982
- The Prisoners
The Prisoners were a band who formed in 1980 in Rochester, Kent, England. Their 1960s garage sound made them a regular live fixture in London's underground "psychedelic revival" and "mod revival" scene of the early 1980s. They often toured with The Milkshakes, who included Billy Childish on guitar...
, a mod revival British band
- Prisoner 24601, the number assigned to Jean Valjean, the main character in Victor Hugo's 1862 novel Les Misérables
- The fifth volume of Marcel Proust's novel In Search of Lost Time
In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past is a novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust. His most prominent work, it is popularly known for its considerable length and the notion of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine." The novel is widely...
, which is entitled La Prisonnière (The Prisoner)
- The Prisoner, a short story found in The Soft Voice of the Serpent
The Soft Voice of the Serpent and Other Stories is a short story collection by Nadine Gordimer. It was first published in 1952 by Simon & Schuster.-Stories:*The Soft Voice of the Serpent*The Catch*The Kindest Thing to Do*The Hour and the Years...
by South African author Nadine Gordimer
- Eddie Dean (The Dark Tower), a character in The Dark Tower Series referred to as "The Prisoner" in a prophecy
- Prisoner's dilemma
The prisoner’s dilemma is a canonical example of a game, analyzed in game theory that shows why two individuals might not cooperate, even if it appears that it is in their best interest to do so. It was originally framed by Merrill Flood and Melvin Dresher working at RAND in 1950. Albert W...
- Detention (imprisonment)
Detention is the process when a state, government or citizen lawfully holds a person by removing their freedom of liberty at that time. This can be due to criminal charges being raised against the individual as part of a prosecution or to protect a person or property...
A convict is "a person found guilty of a crime and sentenced by a court" or "a person serving a sentence in prison", sometimes referred to in slang as simply a "con". Convicts are often called prisoners or inmates. Persons convicted and sentenced to non-custodial sentences often are not termed...
- Inmate telephone system
Inmate Telephone Systems have been designed to provide a monitored method for inmate and detainees to safely maintain contact with their family and friends, while at the same time providing tools to the jail management staff that permit recording, monitoring and alerts of inmate telephone...
- Prison officer
A prison officer , also referred to as a corrections officer , correctional officer , or detention officer , is a person charged with the responsibility of the supervision, safety and security of prisoners in a prison, jail, or similar form of secure...