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hela

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Bonjour,

Comment dit-on en anglais "dans le monde/milieu carcéral/pénitentiaire", SVP?

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Milieu carcéral - Prison environment ( ?)
Pénitentiaire - Penitentiary
 

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I can't think of a single-word equivalent for carcéral in the physical sense - except something like 'prison' used adjectivally - as in 'he was given a prison sentence'. There is a more formal word for this: 'he was given a custodial sentence'. 'Prison environment' would be fine in some contexts, but over-the-top (=excessive, sometimes abbreviated to 'OTT') in others:

:up: "I am doing a study of criminals in a prison environment"
:down: "The judge told me I had to spend 5 years in a prison environment' ;-)

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PS - re my 'in the physical sense': I had in mind the Spanish (Fr also?) cárcel, as I hadn't met the word carcéral before, so I meant a one-word adjective that means 'pertaining to a dungeon-like room'.

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