protective custody


: a safe place under police watch
The witness is in protective custody.

Examples of protective custody in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deputies placed Oakley’s other siblings in protective custody, the new documents state. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 8 Aug. 2023 He was placed in protective custody after the state's four-member review board met on Thursday, the corrections department said. Cara Tabachnick, CBS News, 1 Apr. 2023 Bundy had accused them of malpractice when a grandson of a friend was treated at St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center after the child was taken into protective custody by police. Andy Rose, CNN, 26 July 2023 Koch's sons, ages 7 and 9, have been placed into protective custody. Chris Ramirez, Journal Sentinel, 26 July 2023 Per the outlet, the children were taken into protective custody. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 19 July 2023 Advertisement Waxahachie police said about 10 p.m. Saturday that the girl was safe and in protective custody. Isabella Volmert, Dallas News, 16 July 2023 Conservation officers who work for Michigan's Department of Natural Resources can now intervene to take individuals experiencing a mental health crisis into protective custody. Detroit Free Press, 11 July 2023 The South Carolina Department of Corrections made the protective custody decision, but the designation will be reviewed in 90 days. Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, 20 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Protective custody.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Legal Definition

protective custody

see custody sense c

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