penal institution

penal institution
index jail, penitentiary, prison, reformatory

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

penal institution
A correctional institution, such as a prison, jail, or penitentiary.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

penal institution
n. Any jail or other place of confinement including work camps, jails, reformatories, penitentiaries, and correctional institutions.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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