Usage examples for Penitentiaries

  1. The instructors were similarly on the alert and ready for trouble- he had seen penitentiaries where the guards took it easier. – Null-ABC by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  2. Let them turn to the other hand, and they see the same race in a state of freedom at the North; but, instead of the comfort and kindness they receive at the South, instead of being happy and useful, they are, with few exceptions, miserable, degraded, filling the penitentiaries and poor- houses, objects of scorn, excluded in some places from the schools, and deprived of many other privileges and benefits which attach to the white men among whom they live. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis