halfway house

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halfway house

n.
1. A rehabilitation center where people who have left an institution, such as a hospital or prison, are helped to readjust to the outside world.
2. A stopping place, such as an inn, that marks the midpoint of a journey.

halfway house

n
1. a place to rest midway on a journey
2. the halfway point in any progression
3. (Social Welfare) a centre or hostel designed to facilitate the readjustment to private life of released prisoners, former psychiatric patients, etc
4. (Banking & Finance) Brit a compromise: a halfway house between fixed and floating exchange rates.

half′way house`


n.
1. an inn or stopping place situated approximately midway between two places on a road.
2. a temporary residence for persons newly released from psychiatric hospitals, prisons, or other institutions.
Translations

halfway house

nGasthaus ntauf halbem Weg; (= hostel)offene Anstalt; (fig)Zwischending nt; we could stop off at the King’s Head, that’s a halfway housewir können im „King’s Head“ einkehren, das liegt auf halbem Wege; it is a halfway house between democracy and …das ist ein Zwischending zwischen Demokratie und …; (non-temporal) → es nimmt eine Zwischenstellung zwischen Demokratie und … ein

halfway house

n (hostel) centro di riadattamento alla vita sociale per ex detenuti (fig) → via di mezzo

halfway house

n (US) casa de rehabilitación (esp. para drogadictos y alcohólicos después de tratamiento y antes de volver a la sociedad)
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Greater Manchester Police are hunting Ryan Humpage, 19, of Bradshaw House Bail Hostel, Bury, after he failed to return to the hostel in accordance with his licence conditions on Saturday, July 2.
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A MAN, jailed for having a huge hoard of child pornography on his computer, had an indecent image of a child in his room at a bail hostel, an inquest jury heard.
Paul Nicholson, who was jailed for setting fire to his room at a bail hostel in South Bank, was found dead at the high-security Frankland jail near Durham.
A CONVICTED paedophile suspected of grooming his own young daughter from behind prison walls was allowed to live less than two miles away from the child in a controversial West Midlands bail hostel.
A VIOLENT thug went on the run after cops allowed him to make his own way from prison to a bail hostel.
RESIDENTS have forced a review of a private bail hostel after complaints of drug use and rising crime.