An institution for the short-term detention of illegal immigrants, refugees, people awaiting trial or sentence, or (formerly in the UK) young offenders.
More 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.
Definition of detention centre in:
- The US English dictionary