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    #1

    jailhouse

    Hi

    Does "jailhouse" mean the same as "jail" or "prison"?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: jailhouse

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: jailhouse

    Except, of course, it refers to the building itself. So it's a substitute for the building, but not the concept. You could say "He was sentenced to three years in prison" but not "three years in the jail house."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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