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detention centre

n
(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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Dubai: A man was arrested for smuggling drugs to an inmate inside a detention centre in Dubai by soaking Dh100 banknotes in crystal meth, an official said on Sunday.
This comes after news reports highlighted the case of two undocumented Filipino toddlers who were held at the Bukit Jalil Immigration detention centre recently.
An air strike hit a detention centre for migrants near the Libyan capital early yesterday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the UN mission to the war-torn country said.
It will include investments to replace the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre and refurbish the existing Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, aACoeYou (Assam) may justify detention centre, idea was to keep them for a minimum time.
13 (BNA): A delegation from the Office of the Ombudsman, led by the Director of Monitoring of Prisons and Detention Facilities, Hamad Salman Taqi, recently paid a visit to the Dry Dock Detention Centre.
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GENEVA, May 4 (KUNA) -- The Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Friday that it is highly concerned about the fate of around 800 migrants and refugees held in a dangerously overcrowded detention centre in the port city of Zuwara, around 100 kilometres west of the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Set in a detention centre in the Northern Territory, this book is a masterpiece of story weaving.
About 20,000 migrants have passed through the Sofia Busmantsi Detention Centre. The situation is beyond extreme.
June 4, 2016 (EL-FASHER) - An unknown armed group has stormed a police detention centre and freed the prisoners in the locality of Saraf Umra, 258 km west of North Darfur capital, El-Fasher.