Posted by Mark Lyons on June 25, 2001 at 07:27:05:
In Reply to: WORD ORIGINS posted by Mark Lyons on June 25, 2001 at 01:33:15:
OOPS. I messed up! Prisoners were sent "up the river" to Sing Sing not Rikers Island. That makes me wonder...why is it that that a prisoner is an inmate that was sent to a prison to serve a sentance, while a jailer is a guard that is employed at a jail?
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