Entry from British & World English dictionary
(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.
- 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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