detention camp


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n detention camp an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court)
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In literature:

On the way home the lieutenant discoursed a lot about prisoners and detention-camps, for at one time he had been on duty at Ruhleben.
"Greenmantle" by John Buchan
During their detention at this camp, many short excursions were made, and the country traversed was found to be mostly richly grassed downs.
"The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work" by Ernest Favenc
During the Revolution it had been the scene of a raid of Tarleton's and a camp of detention for British prisoners.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
Why are some alien enemies put into prison or into detention camps?
"A School History of the Great War" by Albert E. McKinley, Charles A. Coulomb, and Armand J. Gerson
There he found that the plague had spent itself and that Bim had gone to a detention camp outside the city of Chicago.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
But York was assigned to the command of his prisoners, to carry them back to a detention camp.
"Sergeant York And His People" by Sam Cowan
The German authorities agreed on March 17, 1915, to general inspection of detention camps and consideration of complaints.
"The Better Germany in War Time" by Harold Picton
In spite of my curiosity I believe I felt a distaste of the detention camp on such a day.
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
For instance, a certain fledgling curate was sent to visit a detention camp.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
For one I'm not hankering to be sent a prisoner of war to some detention camp on the Rhine.
"The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields" by Lieut. Howard Payson

In news:

A military judge has ruled that defense lawyers can inspect the mysterious Camp 7 at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, puncturing the secrecy surrounding a facility where some of the major al-Qaeda suspects are being held.
Three spotted in Tripoli detention camp .
"The Gridiron Gang," starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a probation officer at Camp Kilpatrick, a juvenile detention center in Malibu.
A US military guard tower stands on the perimeter of a detainee camp at the US detention center for 'enemy combatants' on September 16, 2010 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
AP, File In this image reviewed by US military censors, a Guantanamo prisoner peers through a steel grate as guards walk nearby in the Camp 5 detention facility on the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Wednesday, Nov 19, 2008.
Lawyers for the alleged USS Cole bombing mastermind say the security restrictions at the Guantanamo Bay terror detention camp are hindering their ability to prepare his defense.
Military leaders at the US Guantanamo Bay Naval Station have been appalled by the media's failure to update its outmoded image of the detention facility and report on the camps improved attributes.
For eight years, Foroozandeh has told the world she was held captive at a shadowy detention camp in Iran for six weeks in 2001.
Camp Kilpatrick in the Malibu Hills is the only juvenile detention center in L.A. County with a sports program.
Barack Obama's first act as president was to boldly declare that the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay would be closed within a year.
It called for the closure, in no more than a year, of the detention camp at the United States Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba — the grim emblem of President George W Bush's lawless policies of torture and detention.
This picture shows a shadow of a US soldier next to a placard on a fence at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Camp V at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba.
Detainees talk inside the open-air yard at the Camp 4 detention facility at Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba, May 31.
A sign in front of a busy train station reminded passersby that trains once took passengers to Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Flossenbürg, and a host of other detention camps.