Synonyms for Penitentiaries:
reform schools, Prisons, pounds, coolers, strongholds, fences, reformatories, vises, bridles, Pillories, collars, pinions, jails, Cells, keeps, penal colonies, oubliettes, confines, lockups, stockades, dungeons, straight jackets, brigs, shackles, manacles, jailhouses, tethers, cages, harnesses, irons, handcuffs, gaols, Pens, coops.
Usage examples for Penitentiaries
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