Example sentences for: incarceration

How can you use “incarceration” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • And with details like that, García Márquez's narrative of the kidnapping, the sequestering of the victims in their different safe houses, the efforts by the husband of one of the victims to get the president of Colombia sympathetically involved, the drawn-out negotiations, the months of incarceration, a killing, then another, the intervention of a half-mad television priest, the release of the survivors and, at last, the surrender of Escobar himself--this tale, like a tropical downpour, conjures up a brilliant leafy-green Latin Americanness.

  • The War on Drugs has been raging through my entire lifetime, and despite hundreds of billions of tax dollars, the triumphant propaganda of the DEA, and at least seven administrations, drugs are absolutely everywhere, and the United States has the biggest per-capita drug-related incarceration rate this side of Hell.

  • The 1994 edition does note, in passing, that the U.S. incarceration rate, 4.55 people per 100,000, is "ten times higher than that of Japan, Sweden, Ireland, and the Netherlands."

  • Having given more than $1 billion in aid to Eastern Europe, Soros is now spending tens of millions of dollars in the United States to promote medical marijuana, rights for legal immigrants, alternatives to incarceration, and better care for the dying.

  • I think it is perfectly respectable for you to use your results to say that all those who have been pointing to overall demographic shifts, or changing police tactics, or increasing incarceration rates are missing a key factor.

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