Definition of young offender institution in English:

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young offender institution

Pronunciation: /jʌŋəˈfɛndərɪnstɪtjuːʃn/

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(In the UK) an institution for the detention of criminals from the ages of 14 to 20, replacing the former detention centres and youth custody centres.
Example sentences
  • She pleaded guilty to the offence of entering without a passport and was sentenced to ten months' detention in a young offender institution and recommended for deportation.
  • The three year order of detention in a young offender institution is rightly not subject to criticism by Mr Bennett on behalf of the appellant.
  • He has been in prison and young offender institutions.

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