person in custody

person in custody

Any person under the direct control and protection of US forces.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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286, 292 (1969) ("There is no higher duty of a court, under our constitutional system, than the careful processing and adjudication of petitions for writs of habeas corpus, for it is in such proceedings that a person in custody charges error, neglect, or evil purpose has resulted in his unlawful confinement and that he is deprived of his freedom contrary to law.").
Public attention has been focused on the facility with the death of "a young person in custody," Finlay's report said.