detention center

noun

Definition of detention center

1 : a place where people who have entered a country illegally are kept for a period of time
2 : 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

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“Detention center.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/detention%20center. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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