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detention centre

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(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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A delegation representing NIHR board of commissioners conducted unannounced visits to a number of rehabilitation institutions and detention centres to monitor human rights.
Evidence presented to the Senate inquiry into the conditions on Manus Island and Nauru should prompt the immediate closure of both offshore detention centres, Greens Immigration spokesperson Nick McKim says.
The book is fiction but conditions of the centre and the lives of the people living in it, are based on actual detention centres as researched by the author.
At present, the occupancy rate of the detention centres is 85% which means that, by September 20, the authorities will have to look for options to construct tent camps or open new or temporary detention centres.
We know that they have quilts, but those will not help them as most detention centres are in open areas and close to sea, which is exposed and will be colder than other areas.
However, he warned the 157 Tamils may be subjected to indefinite detention on detention centres in Manus Island or Nauru.
by Mohammad Asif Ahmadzai on 29 April, 2014 - 20:56 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government on Tuesday decided to shut down six newly identified secret detention centres run by foreign forces in southern Kandahar and Helmand provinces.
KUALA LUMPUR -- Pakistan High Commission in Malaysia is working with the Malaysian Immigration Department and urge to improve the physical conditions and general facilities available at immigration detention centres in various parts of Malaysia on Wednesday.
The inmates had to be transferred later to other detention centres.
The UNHCR in Libya said in its April update that it welcomes the positive collaboration with the 'Department of Combating Illegal Migration' (DCIM) under the Ministry of the Interior to facilitate the regular protection monitoring visits and the registration of persons of concerns in detention centres throughout the country.
Following last night's alarming look at life inside immigration detention centres on ABC TV's Four Corners, key health and mental health organisations and mental health advocates are demanding the Government urgently review the standards of mental health care in all immigration detention centres.
The ICRC resumed its visits of detention centres in Tunisia to "assess the treatment and living conditions of detainees," the ICRC said in a communique.