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Synonyms of prison in English:


  • jail, penal institution, place of detention, lock-up, place of confinement, guardhouse, detention centre;
    North American penitentiary, correctional facility, jailhouse, boot camp, stockade, house of correction
    informalthe clink, the slammer, inside, stir, the jug, the big house, the brig, the glasshouse
    British informalthe nick
    North American informalthe can, the pen, the cooler, the joint, the pokey, the slam, the skookum house, the calaboose, the hoosegow
    British informal, , datedthe chokey, bird, quod
    historicalpound, roundhouse
    Scottish historicaltollbooth
    French, historicalbastille
    North American historicalreformatory
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    carceral, custodial relating to prison

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