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Because there’s no old folks home for drug dealers, just the federal penitentiary.

It is four federal correctional centers and a state penitentiary that house more than 4,000 inmates, about half the population of the two largest cities—Oxford, the county seat, and Butner, where the prisons are located.

As a prisoner, you work to uncover a mystery about the penitentiary.

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Ruffin’s findings led the Justice Department to announce that about 400 inmates, being held at the jail in federal criminal cases, will be transferred to a penitentiary in Pennsylvania.

I didn’t want him to talk himself into the penitentiary for life.

The Mexican Mafia run their empire from the penitentiary to the streets of LA.

I recently visited Graterford, a maximum-security state penitentiary in Pennsylvania, 30 miles from Philadelphia.

He is now serving a minimum of a two-year sentence in a federal penitentiary.

He served two months at the Mississippi state penitentiary before his conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court.

But under house arrest after 18 months in a federal penitentiary.

There is nothing like it among us at the present day except within the melancholy precincts of the penitentiary.

He didn't think the penitentiary the place for them, and would not have the convicts contaminated by them.

In the three months of penitentiary life I have learned many things.

We are requiring heavy bail and asking for imprisonment in the penitentiary in case of conviction.

In a remote state of the West there is a respectable and successful farmer, who was once sentenced to the penitentiary for life.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to penitentiary, such as: lockup, prison, campus, can, college, and cooler.

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