house of detention

Definitions

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

In literature:

He walked in gyves, he and the Adelantado, to the house of his detention.
"1492" by Mary Johnston
How can we explain the detention of a woman belonging to another house?
"The Hungry Stones And Other Stories" by Rabindranath Tagore
Anne Brinsmade, driven by Nicodemus, went from house to house to solicit old clothes, and take them to the crowded place of detention.
"The Crisis, Complete" by Winston Churchill
The Conciergerie (House of Detention).
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
He was tried, convicted and sentenced to six months' detention in the House of Indolence.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce
As of yore, the little prison, or rather house of detention, had a great attraction for us.
"The Land of the Black Mountain" by Reginald Wyon
Four have charge of the House of Detention for Witnesses, No.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
They went to a house of detention or slave pen in that city where runaway slaves were kept.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
Only in a sort of house of detention.
"Pandora's Box" by Frank Wedekind
He had given himself up at once to the police of Scheveningen, as if he were walking in his sleep, and had been taken to the House of Detention.
"Footsteps of Fate" by Louis Couperus
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In news:

Last group of inmates leaves House of Detention .
Three weeks after Sheriff Marlin Gusman's announcement that the Orleans Parish Prison's (OPP) House of Detention would close, the last group of inmates was removed from the building today.
The Nu Hotel, across Smith Street from the Brooklyn House of Detention , which will reopen next week in Boerum Hill.
Comptroller Thompson has blocked a contract involving reopening the House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue.
Gusman will close House of Detention .
The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office will begin closing one of its facilities, the city-owned House of Detention , beginning today, Sheriff Marlin Gusman announced this afternoon.
Closure of Orleans Parish Prison's House of Detention is a needed change: An editorial.
Sheriff Marlin Gusman's decision to shut down the House of Detention is an overdue and badly needed step toward addressing conditions at Orleans Parish Prison that have been blasted by the Department of Justice and others.
House Vote Upholds Indefinite Detention of Terror Suspects.
WASHINGTON — The House on Friday turned back an unusual coalition of liberals and conservatives and voted down legislation to reject explicitly the indefinite detention of terrorism suspects apprehended on United States soil.
At least it's on the record: Most House Republicans support the indefinite detention without trial of American citizens.
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is challenging a new law that allows the indefinite detention without trial of suspected terrorists, even US citizens seized within the United States.
ANDERSON COUNTY — The Anderson County Detention Center director is considering hiring a company to provide medical care to inmates, instead of having them treated by an in-house doctor and several nurses.
Eleanor Roosevelt at the Women's House of Detention.
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