Jails have jailers and prisons have prisoners, but they have opposite roles.

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We need to fix this now! Jailer – Jailee Prisoner – Prisonee

legally_drunk

There is a reason behind this. Back in ye old days the jailer would jail people as a temporary measure before their punishment was doled out, thus making it that the jailer was at the jail more often. Nowadays, with the modern prison system, being kept in the prison is the punishment, so ‘prisoner’ refers to the person who stays at the prison as it does with jailer, but now the amount of time the ‘_er’ spends at the jail/prison has switched comparatively.

Chuwagles

Heres my upvote

GassyThunderClap

Some homes have Homers.

Storm_Paint

Yet *I’m* always the bad guy for being the imprisoner.

beansorcist