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This can be verified by reference to any census of any penal institution.

They are even proud of their jail, which is universally conceded to be the handsomest and strongest penal institution in the West.

The commitment of the alcoholic to an ordinary penal institution is a perilous expedient.

The great penal institution of Auburn, New York, was for a time conducted in this manner.

It is absurd to place an old pensioned soldier or a hardened bureaucrat at the head of a penal institution.


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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to penal-institution, such as: brig, concentration camp, dungeon, house of detention, jail, and labor camp.

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