Another word for jail
prison, penitentiary, house of correction, penal institution, correctional facility, goal, cell, carcel, cage, guardhouse, guardroom, brig, pound, reformatory, stockade, detention camp, concentration camp, penal settlement, penal colony, house of detention, dungeon, bastille, oubliette, bridewell, debtor's prison, sponging house, slammer*, cooler*, lockup*, stir*, pen*, clink*, jug*, can*, big house*, black hole*, tank*, hulks*, limbo*, death house*, pokey*, calaboose*, coop*, hoosegow*.
Some well-known jails and prison camps include: Sing Sing, Devils' Island, Attica, San Quentin, Leavenworth, Alcatraz or the Rock*, Dartmoor or the Moor*, Newgate, Bridewell, Tower of London, Fleet, Marshalsea, Wormwood Scrubs, Holloway, Dannemora, Broadmoor, the Bastille, Belsen, Botany Bay, Andaman Islands.
Another word for jailnoun
A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention:brig, house of correction, keep, penitentiary, prison. (Informal) lockup, pen3. (Slang) big house, can, clink, cooler, coop, hoosegow, joint, jug, pokey1, slammer, stir2. (Chiefly Regional) calaboose. See free