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detention centre

n
(Social Welfare) a place where persons (typically asylum seekers, illegal immigrants, or people awaiting trial) may be detained for short periods by order of a court
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Noun1.detention centre - a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily
jail cell, prison cell, cell - a room where a prisoner is kept
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detention centre

, (US) detention center
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Dubai: A detainee lost his appeal and was ordered to pay Dh44,600 towards repairs for the damages he caused by deliberately starting a fire at a detention centre after being banned from smoking.
Set in a detention centre in the Northern Territory, this book is a masterpiece of story weaving.
There are 395 persons registered outside the Detention Centre living at their own expense.
June 4, 2016 (EL-FASHER) - An unknown armed group has stormed a police detention centre and freed the prisoners in the locality of Saraf Umra, 258 km west of North Darfur capital, El-Fasher.
Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society (BHRWS) is undertaking the drive following complaints to the Interior Ministry's Ombudsman last year that detainees at the Dry Dock Detention Centre were not receiving winter clothes sent to them by their families.
Asylum seekers who are being held in a remote detention centre in Western Australia have shown signs of torture and trauma.
MORE than 100 people have contacted police this week as claims that a sex abuse scandal at a North East detention centre was covered up are investigated.
The seven detained persons who were allowed to meet their relatives in detention centre at Lakki Murwat are Yaqub, Ibrahim, Abdul Qayyum, Zakir Ullah and Fasih Ullah while the applications of 20 detained persons including Aziz Ahmad, Osama Wazir, Hafiz Tayyab, Jamshid Raza and others have been kept ready for arranging their meeting with their family members.
Talking to Media chairperson of Defence Human Rights Amna Masud Janjua said that SC had assigned the responsibility to Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Tariq Khokhar to arrange the meeting of their relatives with the persons about whom it has been learnt that they are held in 7 detention centers including Lakki Murwat detention centre.
Summary: Two inmates, who were part of a foursome who started a fire at a detention centre, were sentenced to an additional three years each in prison as they were convicted of arson, endangering the lives of 65 other detainees and damaging public property worth about Dh100,000.
Another mission was conducted on April 30, to the Tawaysha detention centre where 65 Somali nationals were registered.
The Government's own National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce should apply to detention centre staff.