What is another word for correctional facility?

70 synonyms found


[ kəɹˈɛkʃənə͡l fəsˈɪlɪti], [ kəɹˈɛkʃənə‍l fəsˈɪlɪti], [ k_ə_ɹ_ˈɛ_k_ʃ_ə_n_əl f_ə_s_ˈɪ_l_ɪ_t_i]

A correctional facility is a place where individuals are kept in custody, usually as punishment for committing a crime. While this term is commonly used, there are other synonyms that can be used to describe these facilities. Some of these synonyms include prisons, jails, penitentiaries, detention centers, and correctional institutions. Each of these terms has a slightly different connotation and can be used depending on the context. For example, a prison may refer to a state-run facility while a jail may be operated at the local level. Regardless of the term used, the purpose of these facilities remains the same: to maintain public safety and provide rehabilitation for those who have committed crimes.

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