Hardly a topic that grips the nation, but one that drives prison managers in circles - should prisoners be called 'inmates' or 'prisoners'?
Of course, the one is a subset of the other. 'Inmates' are merely residents in any institution and we are undeniably in that definition. But a 'prisoner' is a particular type of resident, being held against their will and in conditions of powerlessness. This is not the same as being a patient in hospital, a resident in a care home, or a school boarder.
I prefer 'prisoner', though if we're on familiar terms feel free to call me a 'con'. I've been called worse.