correctional facility

noun

plural correctional facilities
: a place where people are kept when they have been arrested and are being punished for a crime : a prison
The state's largest correctional facility is nearly full.

Examples of correctional facility in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peter Navarro, who served as a top trade adviser to Trump, is serving a four-month prison sentence at a correctional facility in Miami after he was convicted on two counts of criminal contempt last year. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 12 June 2024 Leo Schofield was released on parole from a medium security correctional facility in the Everglades on April 30, 2024. Alex Berenfeld, ABC News, 7 June 2024 In 2014, the Brennan Center for Justice found that at least 43 states authorized room and board fees in either state or county correctional facilities, though the fee amounts vary widely in each locality or state. Isabelle Kause, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Apr. 2024 The company’s technology was initially used to detect drones at airports, stadiums, and correctional facilities. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 29 May 2024 At the time of his murder indictments, Calhoun was in custody at a correctional facility in Oregon and awaiting his transfer to Multnomah County's custody, the DA's office said in their statement. Samira Asma-Sadeque, Peoplemag, 22 May 2024 The inaugural San Quentin Film Festival — the first film festival to be held inside a prison — will take place Oct. 10, 2024 at the maximum security correctional facility located near San Francisco. Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 May 2024 Of the 108 spots designated for custodial deputies, who work at correctional facilities, 23 are vacant. Melissa Gomez, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2024 The announcement that correctional facilities will be carved out from the rule was made by the agency’s standards board Thursday and came amid considerable pressure from labor groups to get protections in place for their members. Suhauna Hussain, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2024

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“Correctional facility.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/correctional%20facility. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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