State prisoner

(redirected from prisoner of state)
one in confinement, or under arrest, for a political offense.

See also: State

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1861) (civilian "prisoner of state"); Exparte Vallandigham, 68 US 243 (1863) (civilian); Ex Parte Milligan, 71 US 2 (1866) (civilian); Ex Parte Quirin, 317 US 1 (1942) (German "enemy combatants"); Application of Yamashita, 327 US 1 (1946) ("enemy combatant"); Johnson v.