Hi! Is there a difference between inmate and convict if we talk about a person who is in prison? Can I use these words interchangeably?
Nov 13, 2021 11:43 AM
Answers · 6
'Convict' refers to someone who has been found guilty in a criminal court (ie convicted of a criminal offence), whereas 'inmate' refers to anyone, including unconvicted prisoners, in prison. An example of an unconvicted prisoner would be someone remanded (held in custody) awaiting trial.
November 13, 2021
Usually, if you are inside a prison (for example a warden), or need to distinguish between different types of people inside a prison, you would call people who are imprisoned - inmates. However, for regular people, these two words can be used interchangeably.
November 13, 2021
Yes you can. makes sense!
November 13, 2021
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