house of detention

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house′ of deten′tion

1. a place maintained by the civil authorities for persons charged with a crime, and sometimes for witnesses, awaiting trial.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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Clockwise from top: House of Detention by Natasha Lopez; St James Church Garden by Alistair Ramage; Passing Alley by Rory Brown; All part of Once Upon A Time for CDW
Unable to make the extremely high bond, I was remanded to the Notorious House of Detention. For those who have never had the pleasure of spending the night in what we call "The House of Death," just know that it is everything you heard about and ten times worse.
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. A new section, Additions, will take over the Crypt on the Green at St.
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.
The majority of persons arrested in Rio de Janeiro, then the Brazilian capital city, found themselves in the city's central detention center: the Casa de Detencao (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.