detention home

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n detention home an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court)
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Usage

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
Bennie's mother was accused of being unfit to care for her boy, and Bennie was temporarily installed in the Detention Home.
"Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed" by Edna Ferber
Once, he was held in the detention-home and once sent to the State Industrial school; at other times, he was placed on probation.
"The Pivot of Civilization" by Margaret Sanger
We had good passages out and home, experiencing no detention or accidents.
"Ned Myers" by James Fenimore Cooper
There were several upon the road, and once, only fifty miles from home, there was a detention of four hours.
"Ethelyn's Mistake" by Mary Jane Holmes
He had a warrant authorising her detention in a home for chronic inebriates.
"The Missionary" by George Griffith
My detention in Richmond will prevent my return home as soon as I expected.
"Memoir of John Howe Peyton" by Various
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In news:

Fifty-four-year-old Timajin Nell of Suitland was also sentenced to six months of home detention on Friday.
For more than 30 years, the New River Valley Juvenile Detention Home in Christiansburg has housed youthful offenders, but the facility's infrastructure has not kept up with the times.
Official " elated " at home detention.
Former City County Councilor Lincoln Plowman , found guilty Thursday afternoon of federal bribery and attempted extortion charges, will await sentencing on home detention.
With thousands of legal residents locked up indefinitely, far from home, Texas' immigrant detention centers are boiling over.
11-year-old suspect in attempted SE Portland armed robbery placed in foster home, not juvenile detention .
LI man on home detention scams businessman.
A Tauranga teen who drove his friends to and from the scene of an arson attack has been sentenced to home detention.
A federal judge has sentenced one of two former state elevation grant program employees who pleaded guilty to a bribery conspiracy in January to six months of home detention.
Ex- officer gets home detention in UM beating.
(AP) — A 15-year-old western Pennsylvania boy who killed his father's pregnant fiancee and her unborn child when he was 11 will be moved to a juvenile detention facility closer to his father's home.
A 15-year-old western Pennsylvania boy who killed his father's pregnant fiancee and her unborn child when he was 11 will be moved to a juvenile detention facility closer to his father's home.
Home detention for Md.
A former member of the Samoa football team has been sentenced to nine months home detention for punching and breaking the jaw of a referee in a New Zealand club match.
A 15-year-old male remains in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Facility after allegedly going on a rampage Tuesday at the Baptist Children's Home near Carmi.
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