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Brewer's: Perpetual Motion

Restlessness; fidgety or nervous disquiet; also a chimerical scheme wholly impracticable. Many have tried to invent a machine that shall move of itself, and never stop; but, as all material…

Prisoner of the Mountains

Director: Sergei BodrovWriters: Arif Aliev, Sergei Bodrov and Boris GillerDirector of Photography:Pavel LebeshevEditors:Olga Grinshpun, Vera Kruglova and Alan BarilMusic:Leonid DesyatnikovProd…

On a Political Prisoner

On a Political PrisonerShe that but little patience knew, From childhood on, had now so much A grey gull lost its fear and flew Down to her cell and there alit, And there endured her fingers t…

The Spanish Prisoner

Director/Writer: David Mamet Director of Photography: Gabriel Beristain Editor: Barbara Tulliver Music: Carter Burwell Pro…

The Devil's Dictionary: Prison

by Ambrose Bierce PRIMATEPRIVATEPRISON -n. A place of punishments and rewards. The poet assures us that - "Stone walls do not a prison make," but a combination of the stone wall, th…

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Read a review of the movie and take the quizzes to test your knowledge More Stuff Harry Potter PlaylistsHarry Potter Banned?Harry Potter Movies!Harry Potter Hangman! Prisoner …

Brewer's: Prisoner at the Bar

The prisoner in the dock, who is on his trial; so called because anciently he stood at the bar which separated the barristers from the common pleaders. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fa…

American Prisoners of War

Congress defines a prisoner of war as a person who, while serving on active military, naval, or air service, is forcibly detained or interned in the l…

Prison Population Exceeds Two Million

According to a Justice Department report released in July 2003, the U.S. prison population surpassed 2 million for the first time—2,166,260 people were incarcerated in prisons or jails …

Chauncey Judd: Prison Life

Newgate Afterward Prison Life Let us draw a picture of daily prison life in the Newgate of Connecticut One hundred years ago. At daybreak, summer and winter, the heavy iron trap-door c…