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Dr Crippen perhaps losing love for right inmate (8)


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'inmate' is the definition.
(I know that inmate can be written as prisoner)

I don't understand how the rest of the clue works.

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(Other definitions for prisoner that I've seen before include "Senior PR (anag) - one in detention" , "Inmate doing porridge" , "The ---, cult 60s TV series" , "Hostage" , "Captive, detainee" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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