detention centre

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n detention centre 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:

The interest of the place centres in its abbey, which since 1804 has been utilized and abused as a central house of detention for convicts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
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In news:

Young mother to be reunited with infant born in detention centre .
Julie Bilotta, a 26-year-old woman from Cornwall, was in custody at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre on Sept 29, 2012 when she went into labour a month before she was due.
US military guards with a detainee at the US Detention Centre in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Young mother to be reunited with infant born in detention centre.
SANTIAGO, CHILE—The poster makes its plea from one of the pock-marked walls once splattered with blood at Londres 38, a former detention and torture centre where 96 people were killed or disappeared during Chile's long dictatorship .
Police intervene after rioting at migrant detention centre.
Buildings at an Australian government immigration detention centre are seen behind a fence on Christmas Island, about 2,800km (1,740 miles) west of Darwin, in this recent undated handout photo.
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