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detention centre

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Definition of detention centre in English:

noun

An institution for the short-term detention of illegal immigrants, refugees, people awaiting trial or sentence, or (formerly in the UK) young offenders.
Example sentences
  • 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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