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correctional

Line breaks: cor|rec¦tion¦al
Pronunciation: /kəˈrɛkʃənl
 
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Definition of correctional in English:

adjective

chiefly North American
Relating to the punishment of criminals in a way intended to rectify their behaviour: a correctional institution
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  • 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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