house of detention


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house′ of deten′tion


n.
1. a place maintained by the civil authorities for persons charged with a crime, and sometimes for witnesses, awaiting trial.
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Noun1.house of detention - an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court)house of detention - 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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Indicted by a Secret Blind Jury leads to Plotkin's arrest by the National Constabulary, before he is delivered to the infamous Purgatory House of Detention where he is to be housed with lunatics and other miscreants of the state until such time as his trial and expected guilt are determined.
The Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones actress was shooting scenes at the House of Detention in central London which doubled for Newgate Prison – and left her feeling uneasy.
Detail will show high-end interiors and decoration in the majestic Priory Church at the Order of St John, and Platform will showcase talented up and coming designers in the subterranean Victorian prison at The House of Detention.
Bloomberg drops lawsuit after Thompson approved renovations at Brooklyn House of Detention on his last day in office [Brooklyn Paper]
In an effort to preserve the history of the old Bronx Terminal Market, Related is restoring the Prow Building at the corner of East 149th Street and River Avenue, as well as the iconic friezes from the House of Detention.
Focusing on the decades immediately following the final abolition of slavery (1888) and the end of the monarchical Empire (1822-1889), this article investigates the role that the House of Detention in Brazil's capital--and by extension, the penal system writ large--played in generating and perpetuating the extralegal logic of the legal system, on the part of both the state and its citizens.
Duchovny grew up in the East Village and apparently, just like the movie's 13-year-old protagonist, used to pass the time of day talking to soul sisters at the Women's House of Detention.
In common with many Leftist students, she opposed the war in Vietnam and after a demonstration was sent to a New York women's house of detention, where she suffered humiliating internal examinations.
When the Manhattan House of Detention (better known as "The Tombs") was gutted and renovated as a direct supervision jail, planners kept the living units unusually small (36) and created officer stations that could later be enclosed if the system failed.
The prospect of an investigator's coming in to establish my female bona fides evoked the image of a burly guard out of a 1950s Women's House of Detention movie marching me into the ladies' room and demanding to see the cut of my undergarments.
Sao Paulo's infamous House of Detention, the subject of "Prisoner of the Iron Ban (Self-Portraits)" is the same as the one that figures in Hector Babenco's "Carandiru.