correctional facility


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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Since the 1800s it has been used as a farm, a correctional facility, a U.S. Army Disciplinary Barracks for soldiers and prisoners of war, a Nike Ajax missile base, a landfill and an Army Reserve training facility. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 14 May 2023 Hanks said understaffing has been a longstanding issue that particularly affects the men’s prison, the department’s largest correctional facility. Amanda Gokee,, 9 Mar. 2023 The issue is critical as Alabama continues to grapple with a prison overcrowding crisis that has led to violence and death in the state’s correctional facilities and brought a lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Justice over inhumane conditions in the prisons. Ralph Chapoco, al, 4 Apr. 2023 According to the Health Department's online dashboard, 2,551 of the covid deaths in Arkansas have been in nursing homes and 62 have been in correctional facilities. Arkansas Democrat-gazette Staff And Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 11 Mar. 2023 Another bill, introduced by Senator Jill Carter from Baltimore, focuses on ensuring transgender, nonbinary and intersex individuals are not discriminated against within the state’s correctional facilities. Maya Lora, Baltimore Sun, 8 Mar. 2023 That applies to people in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities and other traditional medical settings, as well as to those who work in detention centers and correctional facilities. Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2023 The new rules also apply to correctional facilities as well as homeless, emergency and warming and cooling centers, said the California Department of Public Health. Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Mar. 2023 Yet suicide in correctional facilities is a mounting national crisis. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Correctional facility.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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