detention cell

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n detention cell a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily
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Usage

In literature:

Matilda spent the night licking herself clean in the detention cell.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Aug. 22, 1917" by Various
Here are the cells for the temporary detention of offenders who are not at once sent to the Tombs for trial.
"Fame and Fortune" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
In fact, he should have this fellow in the detention cell by now, waiting for the major to see him in the morning.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
The detention-room, too, which is attached to every police station is intended to spare a respectable person the ignominy of the cells.
"Scotland Yard" by George Dilnot
He saw him placed in an empty detention cell.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
His teacher visited him at the House of Detention, and then in the cell at Newgate.
"The Man with the Book" by John Matthias Weylland
Callista would have looked upward into that strong blue of infinity through the detention cell bars.
"The Trial of Callista Blake" by Edgar Pangborn
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In news:

Gen Greg Otey, director, Commander International Security Assistance Force Liaison to the US Embassy, the cell-door system at the Detention Facility in Parwan during a tour, Oct 30, 2012.
Metro Police today released photos of a Clark County Detention Center jail cell similar to the cells where O.J.
A San Diego college student detained for several days in a county detention facility cell is seeking an attorney and may be considering filing a civil lawsuit sources tell NBCSanDiego.
One picture shows a 12-year-old boy in a yellow jump suit staring at the wall of a tiny, windowless cell at a Mississippi detention center.
A 19-year-old Coeur d'Alene man died early Saturday morning after he was found unconscious in his cell at the Nez Perce County Detention Center just after midnight.
The sheriff's office says the group was arrested for trying to sneak drugs, cell phones and other contraband into the Livingston Parish Detention Center.
A 12-year-old in his cell at the Harrison County Juvenile Detention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.
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In science:

Taken to the Miami-Dade Women’s Detention Center, he was found dead in his cell early on Monday, spokeswoman Janelle Hall said.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
Taken to the Miami-Dade Women’s Detention Center, he was found dead in his cell early on Monday, spokeswoman Janelle Hall said.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
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