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Prisoner made to pay penalty in prison? (8)


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'prisoner made to pay' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this defines the answer.

'penalty in prison?' is the wordplay.
'penalty' becomes 'fine' (a financial penalty).
'in' is an insertion indicator.
'prison?' becomes 'cond' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'fine' put into 'cond' is 'CONFINED'.

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(Other definitions for confined that I've seen before include "put inside" , "Lacking freedom" , "locked up" , "Restricted" , "deprived of freedom" .)

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