penal institution

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Noun1.penal institution - an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public
brig - a penal institution (especially on board a ship)
camp - a penal institution (often for forced labor); "China has many camps for political prisoners"
correctional institution - a penal institution maintained by the government
infrastructure, base - the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan"
institution - an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
penal colony - a penal institution where prisoners are exiled (often located on an island from which escape is difficult or impossible)
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Contract award notice: general planning for the establishment of a common penal institution (jva) for saxony and thuringia in zwickau.
Vehicles, carrying the two, entered penal institution of the prison at 11: 30 p.
Bermudez was found guilty of escape from a penal institution in 2003 when he failed to return to jail for a program.
Doha, Qatar, Apr 20, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - For some inmates of the Qatar Penal Institution and Correctional Administration, freedom means the ability to create and express themselves through art.
For this exhibition, Conrad will reconfigure his prison project, adding a new series of diagrammatic works on canvas, effectively projecting the disciplinary penal institution through the kunsthalle's architectural and institutional context.
8220;When the Port Arthur penal institution closed in 1877, land was sold to people who established homes and farms in the area,” explained Ms Heyward.
Eligible individuals are those who receive wages or income that are subject to Social Security tax, are 18 or older, are actively at work, are not confined to a penal institution or correctional facility, are not a patient in a hospital or nursing facility, or residing in an institution for "mental disease" and receiving Medicaid.
They shared a passion for horse racing, so investing in a horse seemed the best form of escapism for the prison officers of Ireland's largest penal institution.
Following a recommendation of the Correctional Administration Reform Council, a Penal Institution Visiting Committee was established.
This is rather like the Director of a penal institution arguing that the prisoners with life sentences are not ready to get out of jail.
41) By the 1880s, the population was intended to include just about all persons in just about any stage of their journey through the criminal justice system, as long as they were being legally detained and had not already been sentenced to serve time in another penal institution.
A guard or other law enforcement officer is justified in the use of any force that [he] [she] reasonably believes to be necessary to prevent an escape from a penal institution of a person the officer reasonably believes is lawfully detained.