Can anybody give me a single word meaning to abide in a place for long time?
I'm thinking in the context of "to remain in prison" (or elsewhere, against one's will).
"Languish" seems to be a popular word to evoke that incarceration feeling.
What is the context in which you are using the word? Maybe 'linger' is the word.
Sojourn? As in "I am a sojourner like my forefathers"
Bound - "He was bound to this place by responsibility"