Synonyms of prison in English:
jail, penal institution, place of detention, lock-up, place of confinement, guardhouse, detention centre;
British young offender institution;
North American penitentiary, correctional facility, jailhouse, boot camp, stockade, house of correction
British informal the nick
North American informal the can, the pen, the cooler, the joint, the pokey, the slam, the skookum house, the calaboose, the hoosegow
British informal , dated the chokey, bird, quod
historical pound, roundhouse
Scottish historical tollbooth
French, historical bastille
North American historical reformatory
, relating to prison
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