Definition of detention center in English:

detention center

Syllabification: de·ten·tion cen·ter

noun

  • An institution where people are held in detention for short periods, in particular illegal immigrants, refugees, people awaiting trial or sentence, or youthful offenders.
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    • During this angry period he committed some crimes as a result of which he was sent to a detention centre and to Borstal.
    • A few years ago, the KMT government had planned to remodel the camp as a detention center for young offenders.
    • Gao began his hunger strike on Feb.19 when he was paroled by the Taipei Prison and transferred to the detention center to await deportation.

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