in detention


: in a prison or similar place
Dozens of protesters were held/kept in detention for six hours.

Examples of in detention in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Judge Bloom ordered that the teen remain in detention. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 14 May 2024 Editors’ Picks Still, even in detention, Ms. Zhang remained defiant. Vivian Wang, New York Times, 13 May 2024 More than 7,600 people have been arrested in the West Bank since Oct. 7, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, including people who remain currently in detention and people who were later released. NBC News, 16 Mar. 2024 Some of the Guantánamo detainees seemed to him to have landed in detention through a mix of bad luck and bad information. Tamara Audi, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2024 Concerns continue in detention centers under the Biden administration, with detainees in Louisiana last year telling NBC News about the threat and use of solitary confinement as punishment. Erik Ortiz, NBC News, 29 Mar. 2024 He was released from house arrest last year after months in detention. Amar Nadhir, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2024 The bill would increase funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to support roughly 42,000 beds in detention facilities, and would fund 22,000 Border Patrol agents. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024 The men were convicted of causing destruction and damage to the painting, as well as public violence, a spokesperson for The Hague Court of Appeal told CNN, adding that the protestors spent 23 days in detention before the trial. Catherine Nicholls, CNN, 11 Mar. 2024

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“In detention.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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