Definition of correctional in English:


Syllabification: cor·rec·tion·al
Pronunciation: /kəˈrekSH(ə)n(ə)l


chiefly North American
Of or relating to the punishment of criminals in a way intended to rectify their behavior: a correctional institution
More example sentences
  • The prison's chief correctional supervisor and its warden had written separate memos within four days of the murder.
  • It runs 56 correctional institutions and detention centres, including four Australian gaols.
  • In prison, correctional staff members do not normally negotiate with inmates to get them to cooperate.

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