Used for punishment, discipline, and reformation.
A house of correction, in which offenders are confined for punishment, discipline, and reformation, and in which they are generally compelled to labor; a prison; a jail. Colloquially often shortened to pen.
A prison; the term derives from the philosophy that inmates could change their criminality through reflection and penitence.
a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers; "penitentiary institutions"
a "federal prison" for sentencing by a federal magistrate (Judge or acting Judge) for a period of time over a year
An institution that is operated by the Corrections Service of Canada to house inmates who have committed serious criminal offences punishable by sentences of two or more years.
A state or federal maximum-security prison.
A state penal facility under the supervision of a warden or superintendent and administered through the Virginia Department of Corrections.
A prison, especially for people who have been convicted of serious crimes.
(noun): public institution in which offenders against the law are confined for detention or punishment; specifically: a state or federal prison in the U.S.
To dream of a penitentiary, denotes you will have engagements which will, unfortunately, result in your loss. To be an inmate of one, foretells discontent in the home and failing business. To escape from one, you will overcome difficult obstacles.
A prison or place of punishment; the place of punishment in which the convicts sentenced to confinement and hard labor are confined by the authority of the law.