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detention center

noun as in house of correction

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The guards pulled Kevin and several others out and led them to a row of cells deep inside the detention center.

Down the hall in the immigration detention center where he was being held, a man whose psychiatric visits had been suspended because of the pandemic was hallucinating and screaming.

In Michigan, judges have sent children to locked detention centers for refusing to take medication or failing to attend online class.

They do that by advocating for people to be released so they are not exposed to the novel coronavirus because of the dangerous conditions inside prisons, jails, detention centers, and other locked institutions.

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By far the most common complaint among the children screened was that it was too cold inside the detention centers, where they are generally given thin Mylar blankets to keep warm.

Her eldest son, an 18-year-old, is being held separately as an adult in a detention center.

The judges were not given a per capita fee for each child sentenced to the detention center.

In Camp X-Ray, she plays Amy Cole, a newly enlisted guard at Guantanamo Bay detention center.

Couch was not sentenced to an iota of time in a juvenile detention center or prison.

But if Joe knows a corrupt clerk at the Metropolitan Detention Center he can confirm that the associate was actually there.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to detention center, such as: borstal, detention home, house of detention, reformatory, and reform school.

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