Military Prison Law and Legal Definition
Military prisons are prisons operated by the military. Prisoners of war, enemy combatants, individuals whose freedom is deemed a national threat by military or civilian authorities, and members of the military found guilty of a serious crime are all housed in military prisons.
Military prisons can be of two types: a) Penal- for punishing and attempting to reform criminals within the military; and b) Confinement-oriented- Intended to confine captured enemies for military reasons. Such enemies are confined until hostilities cease.
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