detention center


: a place where people who have entered a country illegally are kept for a period of time
: a place where people who have committed crimes are kept as punishment
She spent several months in a detention center for women.
a juvenile detention center

Examples of detention center in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Russian special forces freed two guards and killed several men linked to Islamic State who had taken them hostage at a detention center in the southern city of Rostov on Sunday, the prison service said. Reuters, NBC News, 16 June 2024 Part of his time away from the ring included 44 days in a detention center last summer for violating terms of his house arrest stemming from an automobile accident that injured four people, including one victim who was pregnant. Washington Post, 16 June 2024 Soon, Griner was moved to a women’s detention center about two hours outside Moscow. J Wortham January Lavoy Krish Seenivasan David Mason, New York Times, 2 May 2024 Marsh is being held at the federal detention center in Miami as of Tuesday afternoon. Grethel Aguila, Miami Herald, 4 June 2024 After his release from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center, Ivan Beda’s wish list included a Quarter Pounder from McDonald’s, a SIM card for his cellphone, a new pair of sneakers, t-shirts and underwear. Mary Divine, Twin Cities, 3 June 2024 This six-part limited series centers on an Australian immigration detention center, where runaway flight attendant Sofie (Yvonne Strahovski) is unlawfully being kept. Kevin Jacobsen and Sarah Perchikoff,, 21 May 2024 All three of the teens were arrested with the 19-year-old and 18-year-old being booked into the Ada County Jail and the 16-year-old taken to the county’s juvenile detention center, according to the release. Alex Brizee, Idaho Statesman, 24 May 2024 Siebert pleaded guilty first, and was sentenced to three years in a juvenile detention center plus seven more years in state prison. Chris Eberhart, Fox News, 21 May 2024

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“Detention center.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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