As used in this article, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(1) BOARD. The Board of Corrections.
(2) COMMISSIONER. The Commissioner of the Board of Corrections.
(3) STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION. Any correctional institution under the jurisdiction of the board.
(4) INMATE. A person either male or female, who has been convicted of a felony and sentenced to a term of confinement and treatment in a state correctional institution under the jurisdiction of the board and who is participating in the Alabama Board of Corrections work release or prerelease programs.
(Acts 1976, No. 136, p. 130, §1.)