Synonyms of 'prison'
jailDictionary, confinement, can (slang)They released him from prison in 1990.
Three prisoners escaped from a jail.
nick (British, slang)
He spent a few years in the nick for smuggling.
the ceiling of the tiny dungeon
glasshouse (military, informal)
calaboose (US, informal)
poky or pokey (US, Canadian, slang)
boob (Australian, slang)
Prison is a second-by-second assault on the soul, a day-to-day degradation of the self – Live From Death Row]Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage – To Althea, from Prison]
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Thesaurus for prison from the Collins English Thesaurus
A prison is a building where criminals are kept as punishment or where people accused of a crime are kept before their trial.