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detention home

n.
A residential facility for the placement of juveniles adjudged to be in need of supervision, awaiting trial, or found guilty of a minor offense.

deten′tion home`


n.
a house of correction or detention for juvenile offenders, usu. under the supervision of a juvenile court.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.detention home - an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court)detention home - an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court)
correctional institution - a penal institution maintained by the government
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Police did not name the other three teens, two 16-year-old boys and a 14-year-old girl, but charged each of them with attempted residential burglary, took the boys to a youth detention home and released the girl to her parents.
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My wife teaches yoga to girls in a detention home, and these tough and troubled kids respond eagerly and with passion, as though they have found something precious they were looking for.
There have been reports that some sex trafficking victims, including minors, may be arrested and jailed for prostitution; for example, in early 2007, two minor Yemeni sex trafficking victims were arrested and kept in a juvenile detention home for one to three months.
28) The Tremains refused to concede, packed two suitcases--one with clothes and one with toys--and sent their son to the detention home.
A decade ago, the Tidewater Detention Home in Chesapeake was so crowded that juveniles waiting for court hearings slept on mattresses in the lobbies and gymnasium.
Pat Martinez says that, while in the detention home, Jesse received medicine but did not receive mental health counseling, even though his illness was worsening.
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