correctional institution

noun

plural correctional institutions
: a place where people are kept when they have been arrested and are being punished for a crime : a prison
They live within sight of a correctional institution.

Examples of correctional institution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The suspects are being held without bail at various correctional institutions in the area, the district attorney said. Kc Baker, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024 According to prosecutors, correctional officers found Collazo-Prieto with more than 50 grams of cocaine, divided among 21 plastic baggies, and one larger, unsealed plastic bag, also containing cocaine during a routine search at the correctional institution. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 23 Mar. 2024 The action coincided with the ouster of the new warden from the federal correctional institution in Dublin. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2024 The imperative to address this issue professionally and comprehensively is paramount in safeguarding the integrity and security of correctional institutions. Chris Gallagher, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2024 Cavalcante was noticed missing that morning about an hour after his escape after inmates returned from the exercise yard at the prison, where he was being held pending transfer to a state correctional institution. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 13 Sep. 2023 Cavalcante was expected to be arraigned on a felony escape charge and will then be transferred to a state correctional institution, Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry said. Danny Freeman, CNN, 13 Sep. 2023 Before escaping, he was set to be transferred to a state correctional institution in four weeks. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 11 Sep. 2023 He was sentenced to life in prison without parole last week for the fatal stabbing and was set to be transferred to a state correctional institution in four weeks, Ryan said. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 31 Aug. 2023

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“Correctional institution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/correctional%20institution. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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