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Trusties

Prison inmates who through their good conduct earn a certain measure of freedom in and around the prison in exchange for assuming certain responsibilities.

A prison trusty might, for example, be charged with the responsibility of maintaining order among fellow inmates.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The committee raised reservation on the representation of the Employee's in the investment committee and Board of Trusties and recommended that the Employee's/Employers should be given 50% representation on the Board of Trusties and Investment Committee in order to utilize the funds in transparent and in befitting manner.
The trusties were a violent group, and they won privileges by turning this violence upon their fellow inmates.
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