a penal institution maintained by the government
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a former prison in London notorious for its unsanitary conditions and burnt down in riots in 1780; a new prison was built on the same spot but was torn down in 1902
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detention camp, detention home, detention house, house of detention
an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court)
clink, gaol, jail, jailhouse, pokey, poky, slammer
a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
prison, prison house
a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
reform school, reformatory, training school
correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders
a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)
formerly a British reform school for youths considered too young to send to prison
British slang (dated) for a prison
a jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trial
slang for a jail
house of correction
(formerly) a jail or other place of detention for persons convicted of minor offences
jail in a local police station
(British slang) a prison
a circular prison with cells distributed around a central surveillance station; proposed by Jeremy Bentham in 1791
a prison maintained by a state of the U.S.
a county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18 months
penal facility, penal institution
an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public
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