Use Penitentiary in a sentence
Meaning: [noun] prison ;
Convicted murderer Hanson Marlowe was executed this morning in the State Penitentiary despite protests from those opposed to the death penalty.
He works as a prison guard in a federal penitentiary.
The prisoners dug a tunnel under the fence in order to escape from the penitentiary.
The staffs of penitentiary institutions have been expanded to include psychologists.
He has just spent seven years in America’s toughest penitentiary.
While in the penitentiary, he spent hours learning the law and working on his case.
They have served on average 20 years in the penitentiary.
He was 78 years old, he’d spent 37 years in Louisiana State Penitentiary for a crime he didn’t commit.
On Sunday, he will begin serving 15 years in a federal penitentiary;
I spent three years in the Florida penitentiary and two in Wisconsin.