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Types of prison or detension centre - synonyms or related words

boot camp

noun

a place where young criminals are treated very strictly and have to do hard physical exercise

borstal

noun

the old name for a prison in the UK for criminals who are too young to be in an adult prison

brig

noun

a place on a ship where prisoners are kept, or a small prison

camp

noun

a place with tents or other shelters for people such as soldiers or prisoners to live in

Category A

adjective

used for describing prisons for these prisoners

cell

noun

a small room where a prisoner is kept

concentration camp

noun

a place like a prison where ordinary people are kept during a war and where they have to live in very unpleasant conditions

condemned cell

noun

in the US, a room for a prisoner who is waiting to be killed

correctional facility

noun

American

formal

a prison

death camp

noun

a concentration camp in which prisoners die or are killed

detention centre

noun

a place where people who have come into a country without permission are kept while the government decides whether they can stay

detention centre

noun

a remand centre

dungeon

noun

a dark underground room in a castle that was used as a prison in the past

gaol

a British spelling of jail

gulag

noun

a prison camp used in the past in the Soviet Union, where prisoners were kept in very bad conditions

jail

noun

a place where people are put after they have been arrested, or where people go as punishment for a crime

jailhouse

noun

American

a jail

labour camp

noun

a prison camp where prisoners are forced to do hard physical work, for example breaking up rocks

lockup

noun

a small prison in a village or town, where the police can keep a criminal for a short period of time

open prison

noun

British

a prison in which prisoners are allowed more freedom than in ordinary prisons

penitentiary

noun

a prison for people who have committed serious crimes

prison

noun

an institution where people are kept as punishment for committing a crime. The people who stay in prison are called prisoners

prison camp

noun

a place where prisoners are kept during a war

remand centre

noun

British

a place where people are kept while they wait for the date of their trial

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