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youth custody centre

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Definition of youth custody centre in English:

noun

Law
(Formerly in the UK) a centre for the detention of criminals between the ages of 15 and 20 for periods exceeding four months, replaced by young offender institutions.
Example sentences
  • The way he was going I thought he was going to end up in a youth custody centre.
  • Nine out of ten of teenagers that serve time in youth custody centres are reconvicted within two years.
  • The 2002-2003 downsizing saw the number of youth custody centres in the province reduced from seven to three.

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