Outside of a case I can't exactly recall (where Reuvein hurts Shimon and we don't know if Shimon will survive, Reuvein is held in like a prison until he gets better or dies), it seems that Jewish punishment is mainly k'naas, misah, or malkus.

Why do you think there's no concept of prison like there is in other societies?

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    also an Ir Miklat
    – rosends
    Dec 27 '18 at 20:46
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    Though this could have been closed as opinion based. Don't ask what we think. We're just fools with internet connections.
    – Double AA
    Dec 27 '18 at 20:48
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    @rosends ah good call (although that sounds cushy for a prison) thanks for the heads up- will try to refrain from opinion based q's in the future
    – alicht
    Dec 27 '18 at 20:50
  • It's advised to formulate a question in an open form "is there" vs "why there's no" as you might be surprised by the answers.
    – Al Berko
    Dec 28 '18 at 10:23
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    @DoubleAA Interestingly, this Title is far better, as the other question totally misses הבור of Yossef as the ultimate Egyptian prison - so it IS explicitly mentioned in the Torah. However all the answers there follow this title.
    – Al Berko
    Dec 28 '18 at 10:25

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