Definitions for: Jailhouse


[n] a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)



Synonyms: clink, gaol, jail, slammer

See Also: bastille, correctional institution, holding cell, hoosegow, hoosgow, house of correction, lockup, pokey, workhouse




Famous Quotes Containing Jailhouse:


I like Jailhouse Rock and Love Me Tender. The black-and-white films. With music, I tend more toward the '70s stuff because I was at the shows for those, so they bring back memories.

-- Lisa Marie Presley (American Musician)

I saw an Elvis Presley movie Jailhouse Rock, where he gets out of jail and makes his own records and takes them to the radio stations himself. And then, he puts records in the store. After seeing that, I made records an put them in stores.

-- Bobby Vinton (American Musician)

My father is the jailhouse. My father is your system... I am only what you made me. I am only a reflection of you.

-- Charles Manson (American Criminal)


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