Synonyms of prison in English:


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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

informal the clink, the slammer, inside, stir, the jug, the big house, the brig, the glasshouse

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

British historical youth custody centre, approved school, borstal, bridewell

Scottish historical tollbooth

historical bastille

North American historical reformatory